Mortar and pestle. A bowl shaped vessel with wood or stone pestle used to mash or grind herbs, grains and other foods. Mortars made of marble, pottery, ceramic or stone. How to select and care for your mortar. History of the mortar and pestle. Molcajete, Thai Granite Mortar, Suribachi, Marble.
Read about this handy kitchen conversion calculator that comes in counter top and hand held models. Performs recipe scaling, volume and unit conversions, portion sizes, built-in timer and temperature conversions.
Some of the most simple tools still provide the best results. A good example is the coconut grater and shredder from Thailand. Lean about the various styles as well as how to use each type.
The metate y mano is pronounced [mah -TAH-tay - EE MAH-no] (matate). Also referred to as a "piedra de Moler", this tool is related in lineage to the molcajete. It is used to grind corn and for mashing ingredients to make salsas and purees, and chocolate. Read about the history and uses of this tool.