Welcome to Wednesday Links. This is our weekly collection of four of the most interesting food links we've discovered in the past week. Enjoy!
Recently Gary Regan released his list of basic cocktail techniques, and the San Francisco Chronicle convinced Neyah White and Jackie Patterson to demonstrate them on camera. Of particularly note: how to correctly stir a cocktail.
Restaurant Critics State Into the Abyss
Has the democratizing power of the Internet made restaurant critics obsolete? Considering that utter crappiness of most Yelp reviews ("I loved the food but they didn't offer coat check -- 1 star!"), we think the answer is no.
How to Wash Mushrooms
The eternal question: should you rinse mushrooms under water or awkwardly brush the dirt off with a brush?
Grits: What's for Breakfast
Even though the author believes "you have to be born below the Mason-Dixon Line to truly understand grits," this article goes a long way for a couple of Chicagoans.