I’ve seen these ceramic graters being sold at every market and festival in Germany for the past year, and yesterday I finally got one.

Red squarish ceramic dish with raised grooves on the bottom, with a clove of garlic

It mushified a clove of garlic nicely, though getting it out again took some finessing. Rodd worked it out – you have to hold the grater on an angle and use the bristles of the brush to push down the plane of it.

I used it in my homemade ranch salad dressing alongside the Snook’s spicy baked chicken strips. (He used toban djan instead of the curry.) It was delicious!