David Lebovitz is coming to NYC this Sunday for a book signing, at City bakery next to Union Square!
He recently had a post about his mortar and pestle, and I was so inspired I whipped up a pesto the old fashioned way! First is trying to make believe a processor doesn’t exist, while your pounding or grinding the ingredients there is definitely a workout in store! No pulse or on off it’s pure stamina, but what comes from all this primal pounding ? What I discovered was a slow food moment, by not using electricity instead I let stone meeting stone divine what is a truly unctuous sauce that is truly rustic and the flavor is well different?
Get a mortar and pestle it won’t leave a carbon foot print!