Food 52




Sure, maybe you’ve met our friend the mortar and pestle, but have you met the molcajete and tejolote? Carved from natural volcanic stone, it’s the traditional Mexican way of grinding sauces and prepping guacamole. The rough surface helps crush your ingredients more thoroughly, releasing their oils and juices (that means more flavor). Another bonus: This one’s roomy—about 8 1/2 inches in diameter—so you can prep a whole batch of salsa if you please.