Mortar & Pestle with Silicone Base
A custom mashup.
When you’re putting together a chili rub, pesto, or garlic paste to spread on your bruschetta, this set’s got your back. Your wrist too, actually. Made from sturdy granite, it’s got a silicone base (so your pestle has a softer landing) and it keeps the mortar from slipping, too. All you have to do is twist the bowl in whatever direction you please and then go to town. Once you’re through, it lifts off for easy pouring.
Photography by Rocky Luten & Ty Mecham
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