Wooden mortar and pestle made from natural pine wood and handcrafted by wood artisans from Pernes, Portugal. Practical in size and easy to clean. Suitable for grinding spices, muddling herbs and bashing salts. The must have kitchen accessory for making marinades, rubs, pestos, pastes and curries.
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Wooden Mortar & Pestle
Wooden mortar and pestle made from natural pine wood. Handcrafted by Gradirripas, accomplished wood artisans from Portugal. Mortar grinding machine that is practical in size suitable for crushing herbs, salts, and grinding spices, perfect for preparing salsa, pastes, and marinades. Traditional kitchen implements made of solid wood. Easy to clean.
- Dimensions: 14 x 14 x 15cm
- Weight 795 grams
- Material: Natural & sustainable pine wood
- Treated with food-grade vegetable oils
- Origin: Made in Portugal
- Not suitable for dishwasher
The history behind the Mortar & Pestle
The Mortar & Pestle have been used in their traditional form of wood or stone for centuries even dating back to Ancient Egypt times in 1550BC. They have been used in food preparation, alchemy and in apothecaries for over 10,000 years with references to the object in the Old Testament. Available in stone, metal, earthenware and wood materials, they can also be found in various sizes making them a common fixture in most kitchens and a key food preparation feature across cooking recipes across a diversity of cultures including Asia, Europe, South America and the Middle East.
How to clean:
- Rinse the mortar and pestle under warm running water
- Dampen a sponge with warm water and apply a little washing liquid detergent.
- Wash the mortar and pestle thoroughly with the sponge to remove all traces of food.
- Great video by Jamie Oliver on different ways to use your Mortar & Pestle
- Mortar & Pestle: A visual breakdown
- Feeling confident – try making a Lisbon paste, ideal marinade for most Portuguese dishes.
Meet the Artisans
Gradirripas are a family-owned studio of woodcraft artisans that have been creating wooden articles since 1885. The Violante family situated in Pernes have a reputation for producing quality wooden pieces that are practical. Respecting their roots and traditions, in their 130 years of existence, Gradirripas have managed to maintain a successful business by staying true to their core values that include sustainability, integrity and functionality. Their pieces often featured in international homeware magazines and can be found in the restaurants of top chefs including Jamie Oliver and accomplished Portuguese chef Jose Avillez.
|Dimensions||14 × 14 × 15 mm|