"Overly adventurous food shopping gets me in trouble every time, along with complicated recipes (calling for obscure ingredients) that I never actually end up making," writes Lee Crosby.
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The mortar and pestle can be found in kitchens around the world, including Thailand. In the United States, chef Tanasapamon Rohman uses the tool to grind up chili paste and pulverize rice at her Thai restaurant.
In another era, this plate of Spanish mackerel topped with wild tamarack, basswood leaves, garlic mustard, fiddlehead ferns, and knotweed might seem cheap. Not anymore.
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