Molcajetes - Mexican Molcajete (Mortar & Pestle)
Everything about the Molcajete Mexican Molcajete Lava Stone Mortar and Pestle.
Mexican food is one of the richest in the world and it has evolved to such degree that it can no longer be considered a singular cuisine. Each region of Mexico offers a unique blend of flavors and aromas and has its own gastronomy. Oaxaquena, Nortena, Yucateca, Potosina, Poblana, Veracruzana, Sinaloense, Sonorense, Tapatia and Michoacana are just a few of the vibrand strands of Mexican cooking.
It is said that a country and its culture ca be known by understanding the diet of its people. Mexican culture is one of the few that, even with the passage of centuries and the external influences, has not lost its culinary identity. today as it was hundreds of years ago with the Mayan and the Aztecs civilizations, the diet continues to be based on corn, bean and chile peppers.
Out of these 3 basic ingredients in our diet chile is of special importance and its the common denominator among the different social classes determining the culture of the people. In the XV! century, Friar Bartolome de las Casas said that, "without chile, Mexicans do not feel they are eating". Chiles are the basic ingredients that give flavor, spice and even vitamin C to our lives and the Molcajete is a special utensil very much related to chiles that has been used for more than 5,000 years, the Molcajete is the preferred tool for grinding spices and transforming chile into the most diverse and exquisite salsa. The Molcajete made of volcanic rock is also a powerful icon, reminding us of the natural richness of Mexico and its hand carved contours reminds us of the skillful work of the ingenious craftsmen.
The Molcajete and Tejolote (Mortar and Pestle)
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