The Thai mortar and pestle has become internationally famous thanks to chefs like the Naked Chef, Jamie Oliver. A mortar and pestle should be the part of every well equipped kitchen and a granite stone set is not only functional and durable but also beautiful. Our selection of solid granite stone mortar and pestles are handmade by Thai craftsmen from natural grey or dark green stone and ranging in size from small , large , extra-large and super size. Please note that as each one of these mortar and pestles is carved by hand by individual craftsmen, there will be slight variations in the models. We also offer the Thai clay mortar with a wooden pestle in various sizes.
The Mortar and Pestle in Thai Cuisine
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In the United States, the mortar and pestle has developed something of a reputation as obsolete and inefficient—a kitchen accessory that offers plenty of nostalgia but little utility. But it shouldn't be underestimated. For thousands of years, the mortar and pestle was one of the very few implements our ancestors relied upon to cook. Our predecessors had fire, sharpened rocks for cutting, vessels to contain their food, and, crucially, they had stones and wood to pound and grind it all. Today, the mortar and pestle remains a crucial tool in culinary traditions around the world, and it deserves to be treated as an essential in every kitchen. Not just because it served our ancestors so well, but because it continues to do what no other item in the kitchen does: smashing fibers and cells apart to fundamentally transform their texture and release their full aroma and flavor.
Thai Mortar & Pestle (Traditional Large Laos Style)
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Mortar and pestle is a set of two simple tools used since the Stone Age to the present day to prepare ingredients or substances by crushing and grinding them into a fine paste or powder in the kitchen , laboratory , and pharmacy. The substance to be ground, which may be wet or dry, is placed in the mortar where the pestle is pounded, pressed, and rotated into the substance until the desired texture is achieved. Mortars and pestles have been used in cooking since prehistory; today they are typically associated with the profession of pharmacy due to their historical use in preparing medicines. They are used in chemistry settings for pulverizing small amounts of chemicals; in arts and cosmetics for pulverizing pigments, binders, and other substances; in ceramics for making grog ; in masonry and in other types of construction requiring pulverized materials.