Mortar and Pestle

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Does garlic crushed in a mortar and pestle taste best? And why? And is wood or goudi best?

by sunya 6 years ago

I've been experimenting with tzaziki and skordalia, and looking for ways of getting strong, hot, raw garlic flavor but with less of a sharp bitter bite. First, I've never heard this distinction...

What cooking gadgets changed your life?... Well at least your cooking?

by RhonelyInsanediego 7 years ago

I really love a good time saver in the kitchen. Rather than create a Zombie thread (revive a 9 or 10 yo dead thread), I thought I'd see if the hounds have any new kitchen gadgets that they just ca...

To buy or not to buy Re: Mortar and Pestle

by snax 7 years ago

I don't know what made me enter an antique store here in Australia but neither the less I found myself staring at this wonderful big mortar an pestle. It's not granite or marble, but some sort of ...

Would you say a molcajete always gives superior results than a normal mortar and pestle?

by yeahboiii 10 years ago

I was looking at the molcajete from Williams-Sonoma: http://www.williams-sonoma.com/products/molcajete-lava-stone-mortar-and-pestle/?pkey=e|mortar|3|best|0|1|24||3&cm_src=PRODUCTSEARCH||NoFacet-_-...

Would you use this mortar and pestle?

by justjennie 7 years ago

Hi all. Just looking for some feedback from those of you who regularly use a mortar and pestle. I know the stone/granite ones are more popular, but I was wondering what you guys think about this st...

Granite mortar and pestle search

by snstaple 12 years ago

Does anyone know where I can find a big (2-3 cup) granite mortar and pestle in the boston area? I plan on looking at cmart, mings and some indian grocers, but I don't remember seeing any there bef...

need mortar and pestle education

by rmarisco 8 years ago

i've got a couple of mortar and pestles. i just tried to use the wooden one (pretty sure it's olive wood) and realized it might just be for show - pretty shallow, very wide, and seemed difficult to...

Coor's Porcelain - mortars and pestles, casseroles, etc. Anyone use it?

by laraffinee 8 years ago

I am looking for another mortar and pestle and came across the Coor's porcelain labware catalog. I think it is the same parent company that owns Coor's beer. Anyone have and use this stuff? I ...

Where to buy a mortar and pestle in Vancouver

by dimples_323 8 years ago

I'm looking for a granite mortar and pestle for a reasonable price. I saw one a year or so ago at Supermarket 88 on Victoria but didn't pick it up at the time and I'm now kicking myself. Haven't se...

making pesto with a mortar and pestle-anyone do this?

by Lady_Tenar 10 years ago

So last night I tried out a batch of pesto in my new, beautiful granite mortar and pestle. It was delicious but there are still a few kinks to work out, mostly concerned with the order of ingredien...

Indonesian mortar and pestle?

by Tatai 9 years ago

Just returned home from travelling in Indonesia and can kick myself for not purchasing the rather unique mortar and pestle that's used there. (The mortar is quite flat the the pestle is right-angle...

Mortar missing its pestle

by comestible 9 years ago

Hi, I've been reading the M&P threads a bit.... The local antique shop has a marble mortar for a dollar, but no pestle. Should i buy it and use the wooden pestle from my wooden set? The marb...

Your experience with grinding spices in a mortar and pestle?

by germanpotatosoup 9 years ago

I've been having trouble grinding things like fennel seeds, star anise, coriander, and whole cloves in my grandma's mortar but I just blame it on it being too small and smooth to be effective witho...

New Mortar and Pestle usage questions?

by food_eater79 9 years ago

Just got a 15 pound granite 3 cup m&p. Do I wash it with soap before using it? I have read you need to "season" it like a cast iron pan. How do I do that?

Anyone know size of Jamie mortar and pestle?

by chef7734 9 years ago

So in the market for a granite mortar and pestle and wondering what size Jamie Oliver uses. I find his is a good size and would be great.

Looking for a granite mortar and pestle (for a decent price) in toronto

by TommyTS 9 years ago

I can't seem to find any that's not ruinously expensive. I was looking through amazon.com and saw these: http://www.amazon.com/Stone-Granite-Mortar-Pestle-capacity/dp/B000163N6G/ But the shippi...

What can a food processor do that a mortar and pestle, Kitchenaid Professional stand mixer, Shun mandoline, and Vitamix Professional blender cant do?

by little_monster 10 years ago

I was about to get a food processor when I realized it might be a waste of counter space. I normally like to do chopping with a regular knife to practice my knife skills. If not I use a mandoline. ...

Mortar and pestle - good multi purpose size?

by souvenir 10 years ago

Currently have good knives, a mezzaluna, a small coffeegrinder and a food processor, but periodically wish I had a mortar and pestle, usually after using one at a friend's house. I am seeking a...

Grinding or buying herbs and spices? Mortar & Pestle or McCormick?

by E_M 11 years ago

So I had this recipe that called for a melange of pepper. I went out and bought a McCormick pepper mixture with a built-in grinder. It's been 3 months and I've not used it since. I'm looking at it ...

A mortar and pestle should be made of...?

blue room
by blue room 11 years ago

Marble? Smooth stone? Rough stone? Glass? I recently needed to crush some little seeds (cardamom) -- the food processor was useless, as was a hammer and a baggie. Finally (successfully) used t...