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Molcajete??

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popover Apr 9, 2010 02:39 PM

Anyone know where I can buy an authentic one in the GTA? (yes, I know it's a type of mortar and pestle!). Also, any recipes??? I heard it was out of this world.
Thanks in advance

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  1. Kagemusha Apr 9, 2010 04:01 PM

    Buena suerte! It's just a mortar+pestle made from volcanic rock. A standard issue ceramic version will do fine provided you don't reduce the contents to Gerber-like ooze. Volcanic stone only really matters for something like a metate for grinding corn--tamales made from hand-ground fresh limed corn is heaven. Recipes? Check Diana Kennedy or Elizabeth Lambert-Ortiz. Just don't sucker for one of the concrete versions on offer around the GTA.

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      gomes Apr 9, 2010 05:22 PM

      Not exactly the most authentic, but I have seen it at Crate and Barrel in Yorkdale. According to the website it is made from volcanic stone.

      http://www.crateandbarrel.com/family....

      This is from the American site so the price will be different.

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