A Quick and Easy Introduction to Using a Mortar and Pestle [Video]

If you like cooking you’ll probably end up adding a mortar and pestle to your cooking arsenal at some point. I know I did.

But how do you use it properly?

While it’s pretty obvious that you put whatever you want to grind up or break down into the mortar and hit it with the pestle, doing it properly is another matter entirely.

A few simple tricks can make a big difference in how effective your usage and experience cooking with one of these ancient culinary tools can be.

This short, yet informative video, from Jamie Oliver does a very nice job of explaining how to use a mortar and pestle both properly and effectively.

The video is one of a series over on Jamie’s Home Cooking Skills.

If you’re looking to get your own mortar and pestle you’ll find them in any shop with a decent kitchenware section, or online via Amazon or eBay.

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