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
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.