Use the Grey Marble Mortar and Pestle for fresher and more aromatic results from your herbs and spices.
The bowl of the Grey Marble Mortar and Pestle is the perfect choice for the start of a great pesto. It is deep enough so that the herbs and garlic will stay in place while you mash and grind them with the pestle.
Using a mortar and pestle is a primitive method of food preparation, and is still considered the best way to release the full flavors of ingredients like herbs, spices, and seeds. Grinding your recipe ingredients yields fresher taste and more aromatic results.
Marble is the preferred material for mortar and pestles, due to its relatively nonporous surface texture. The inside of the grey marble mortar and pestle is fairly smooth, but it is left unpolished to permit the necessary friction.
Made by RSVP, the gray marble and pestle has a matte finish. It stands 4-1/2″ tall. The diameter of the bowl is 4-3/4″, and has an 8-oz. capacity. For best results, fill only halfway to avoid overflowing. For further information about the grey marble mortar and pestle, visit RSVP online.