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Basalt molcajete, 'Taste of Tradition' - Traditional Basalt Mortar and Pestle from Mexico

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Traditional Basalt Mortar and Pestle from Mexico, "Taste of Tradition"

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Prepare herbs, spices and sauces the way our ancestors did--with handmade stone... more

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Prepare herbs, spices and sauces the way our ancestors did--with handmade stone tools. The Comonfort Group presents this traditional basalt molcajete or mortar, crafted by hand in a labor-intensive process. The pestle, called a tejolote, is used to grind or crush the foodstuffs in the molcajete. The molcajete can also be used as a unique serving dish for salsa or guacamole.

The artisans recommend that the molcajete be "cured" before the first use. To cure the molcajete, place some dried beans, corn or rice in the bowl and grind with the pestle until pulverized. Allow the pulverized grain to sit for 15 minutes. Once this has been done, the molcajete can be hand washed and allowed to dry. This step will ensure that any stone dust remaining from the carving process does not affect the food.

  • 3.90 kgs
  • 8.6 lbs
  • Bowl: 12 cm H x 21 cm Diam.
  • Bowl: 4.7" H x 8.25" Diam.
  • 10 cm H x 5 cm Diam.
  • 3.9" H x 2" Diam.

  • Basalt
  • Hand wash only
  • Natural stone - some variations in color and/or pattern are to be expected
  • Hand-crafted item -- color, size and/or motif may vary slightly
  • Food safe
  • Made in Mexico.
  • Certified and shipped by our office in Mexicoicon info
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STEVE

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01/14/2022

"2 - for Christmas gifts"

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Both big successes. Smiles and happiness. And, appreciated the updates on shipping. Thank you. Will be back again. Steve Levy

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Rhonda

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09/06/2021

"Amazing"

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I loved this jar for a gift. The energy was amazing

Best Uses

  • To put trinkets in

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Kristie

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06/10/2021

"This is going to become a family heirloom"

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My molcajete just arrived and it s beautiful. I love it! Great craftsmanship. Im tempted to buy one more. This way I can have one for my guacamole and one for my salsa. Thank you so much to the artisan making these. I appreciate the hard work in making such beautiful pieces. Kris Thank

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Doug

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06/06/2021

"Chefs dream to Salsa"

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Worth All the time from the Handcrafting....... Equals Seasoning properly!! Grind salt and rice to seaSon your molcajete!! ( More than once)

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