Looking for a great mortar and pestle but are confused about the plethora of choices in the market? Read Foodal's handy guide and you'll learn what sets some apart from others, which materials to look for, and why certain surface finished are better than others.
The mortar and pestle carved from volcanic rock is among the world's oldest kitchen tools. Our molcajete (mortar) and tejolete (pestle) are hand carved from a single piece of basalt rock, making each piece unique. Ideal for crushing whole spices. Great for serving guacamole. Line with lettuce leaves to use as a serving bowl. Hand carved from a single piece of basalt rock. No two are exactly alike.
Zen play dough - Begin with plain playdough. No color, no scent. Set out little bowls of old grains and spices. Flax seeds, chia seeds, basil leaf, a flower tea. . . .All set out with a zen like peacefulness. Sniff. Pick. Mix. Add a mortar and pestle for pressing and grinding the seeds and herbs. Grind. Press.