MATERIAL : STONEWARE
COLOUR : CERISE
Perfect for a gentle bruising to a hefty pounding, and anything in between!
Using this mortar and pestle, those 'just-picked' herbs can be easily bruised or seeds crushed/ground up, depending on the texture required for the required recipe, or potion!
The opportunity to use herbs at their freshest cannot be missed, thus creating the satisfaction of a 'home-made' blend, which, in turn, never fails to personalise the flavour of e.g. a curry, in my opinion.
Afterwards...... the fresh aroma of gently bruised mint leaves and rosemary, tames that inevitable cooking after-smell in the kitchen!
The mortar stands around 8 cm high with a relatively narrow base of approximately 5.25 cm, widening to around 14 cm at the top. It has a glazed exterior and an unglazed interior with an indentation, which offers the facility for a handy rest when the grinding gets really tough...especially with those stubborn peppercorns!
The pestle, which is approximately 15 cm in length, has a comfortable-to-hold, glazed handle and the unglazed tip helps to maximise friction.
Being made of STONEWARE, it is easy to clean and flavours are not retained.....and there is the added bonus of being dishwasher safe.
Le Creuset embossed, this stylish duo comes encased in a sturdy box, complete with STONEWARE use/care instructions, and would make an excellent gift for the chef who already has everything else!