My father used to say, “Chuck doesn’t do anything in halves.” He was right: sometimes its a virtue and sometimes a curse. He and my mother taught me to cook, sometimes using cookbooks, like Julia Child's, but more frequently just winging it. This site is a roller coaster ride of recipes, articles, ingredients and anything else that involves cooking and presenting food. There is something here for everybody from beginners to experts.
Mortar and Pestle
I followed the instructions on breaking it in and seasoning it. The process starts by grinding a handful of flour. I was immediately impressed on what it did to the rice.
Now I need to see what it does to basil!
Update: Grinds basil up very well and in a way that is different from a food processor. Pesto produced by this is just stunning!
Update 9/1/2017 - Prototype silicone base made.
Chicken breast 165
Chicken thigh 170 or more
Pork med well 145
Pork med 140
Rack of lamb med rare 131
Beef very rare 125
Beef rare 130
Beef med rare 135
Duck Breast 126
Salmon med 118
Disclaimer: USDA stds dictate much higher temps. To be super safe, cook everything until it is dry and crunchy