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Indian cooking is characterized by different forms of art. Grinding spices is one such art of cooking in which our mothers and grandmothers had a great deal of mastery. Whole species such as clove, star anise, cardamom, bay leaves, and peppercorns were ground using the mortar and pestle, and their real flavors and aroma used […]READ MORE
Nothing compares to the intensity of freshly ground herbs and spices. It can make a massive difference in a dish as opposed to packaged or pre-ground spices. The easiest implement to get freshly ground ingredients is a mortar and pestle. The simple contraption has been used by almost every ancient culture. Whether it is to […]READ MORE
A mortar and pestle are one of the most straightforward contraptions used in the kitchen. Since ancient times, it has been used by several cultures to grind herbs and spices, for medicinal and cooking purposes. A mortar and pestle consist of a heavy-bottomed bowl and a heavy elongated pestle which is used to grind substances. […]READ MORE
Today we are going to talk about a kitchen instrument that is an ancient form of food preparation tool. The mortar pestle has been around for thousands of years or at least the concept has been. It’s mostly smashing one rock against another to grind and mix dry or wet ingredients and an extraordinarily fundamental […]READ MORE
An ideal kitchen must have the right utilities to cook easily and quickly. Ellementry provides various utilities for the kitchen that are safe, sustainable, and handmade. It ensures a refined and relaxed living. In this article, we will see certain must-have kitchen essentials that everyone should know to make the kitchen convenient for cooking. Must […]READ MORE
Perhaps the fondest memory of our childhood is having homely sounds as our alarm bells. Sometimes annoyed, sometimes delighted, we all remember waking up to the music being put on the television or the radio. From 'Abhi naa jao chod kar' to 'Kuch kuch hota hai' the melodies from our childhood are overlayed with sounds of the kitchen; the cooker whistle going off, the rhythmic beating of the mortar and pestle as our mothers' crushed spices fresh for lunch. Just like how the songs played at home kept our playlists more interesting than pop-rock tracks, this was an age where cold-pressed wasn't a fad, it was customary. Tradition taught us to get our spices right even without lengthy scientific explanations that made cold-pressed sound hip. Our mortar and pestle set are an ode to that tradition and a throwback to those happy, lazy mornings. The marble mortar and pestle crushes and blends spices, roots and herbs easily. It takes cold-press out of the fad journal and brings it back into our contemporary lives. The small mortar and pestle are compact and perfect for fresh and homly everyday doses of spices. Buy mortar and pestle online at ellementry.com. We reimagine tradition and reshape it to fit it into your every day.
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