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.
Tostonera, a wooden press for making tostones (flattened, fried plantain)
Learn about cooking with traditional Chinese clay sand pots. Article includes seasoning instructions and recipes.
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.