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Mortars and Pestles

  • Article

    Use both ends of pestle for crushing

    I read Fine Cooking's review of mortars and pestles and was pleased to see that the one I own, the Thai granite one, was mentioned as the favorite. Here's a way to get the…

  • Article

    Equipment Review: Mortars and Pestles

    Consider material and size when shopping for one of these versatile tools

  • Recipe

    Ground Toasted Rice

    Toasted rice lends a nutty flavor to many Thai salads. This recipe works with any type of rice, but the flavor is more nutty and interesting with sticky (also called…

  • Article

    Worth the Splurge

    Gift ideas for the serious cook

  • Recipe

    Thai Flavor Paste

    This extremely versatile flavoring paste is the essence of Thai cooking. The ritual of Thai food preparation invariably begins with pounding these ingredients, sometimes along with other herbs and spices,…

  • Article

    The Magic of the Mortar and Pestle

    Nothing beats this hands-on tool for unlocking flavor

  • How-To

    Jamaican-Style Barbecue

    Making and using hot and spicy “jerk”

  • Article

    Tools for Puréeing

    Knowing the task is key to selecting the right implement

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