Pestle and Mortar


Mortars and Pestles

An age old method of grinding and pounding herbs, spices and nuts is with the use of a mortar (bowl) and pestle.

Grinding the herbs with the pestle in a circular motion against the mortar releases the flavour and oils, more so than using a food blender.

Our Mortars and Pestles are manufactured from various matierials. Marble makes a great grinding surface and will not absorb odours from food. Granite as made famous by Jamie Oliver offers a very solid morter for pounding. Vitreous Ceramic mortars and pestles do not stain or retain odours and are less susceptible to damage from acidic foods.