I wanted to try something different today, so for this blog post I bring you….
My first video!
On which I share with you one of my favourite kitchen tools (I can just see you jumping up and down with excitement right now!! Andi’s talking about kitchen tools – woohoo!)
Seriously, though, I do love my mortar and pestle, and for a relatively small investment it can dramatically change the flavour of your cooking.
Check it out:
Not bad for my first video, right? (Humour me, ok?)
As well as spices you can also use a mortar and pestle to make pastes from fresh herbs (like pesto) without turning the leaves brown, pounding garlic, or breaking up nuts into small pieces. I’ve also found that I’m not alone in my love of the stone over ceramic, many chefs agree that the weight and roughness of the stone makes for the best pounding and grinding action.
And this tool has certainly stood the test of time. There are apparently references to its use in Egypt in 1550 B.C. I wonder if the food processor will make it that long…..
What’s your favourite cooking tool?