measurement

I typically do not measure when I cook, and I often adjust to taste. The measurements I do use, and what measurements I include in my recipes, are usually imprecise and relative.

 

method verbage

In order to keep recipe directions simple and minimal, I have opted for less lengthy descriptions and more direct, simple instructions. I will explain the words I use:

pound

mix

toss

grind

cookware

knife and cutting surface

mortar and pestle

A mortar and pestle are essential for pounding ingredients. A large clay mortar with wooden pestle is commonly used in Southeast Asian cuisines to prepare dipping sauce, curry paste, salad, and other foods.

steamer