Culinary Tip: The Molcajete

Included in your group of Mexican cooking tools is the molcajete. The word molcajete comes from the word molcaxitl in the ancient Náhuatl language which means “a wide bowl for salsas.” With the molcajete is the “la piedra” or stone which is used for grinding and crushing. The bowl and crushing rock are made of volcanic rock, the same way that they have been made for centuries and are used …