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The Mortar and Pestle - A Visual Breakdown

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The Mortar and Pestle - A Visual Breakdown

The mortar and pestle is one of those great kitchen aids that hardly gets a look in these days with the advent of electronic grinders and mixers - who wants to use hard work to crush their spices?

However, nothing quite beats a thai paste hand crushed using a mortar and pestle, it tastes better and the release of smells as ginger, lemon grass and spices are slowly ground is therapeutic and a great lead up to a meal.

This infographic from the Esquire offers a visual breakdown of the mortar and pestle, how different styles from metal, wood, marble and earthenware vary and some interesting history on the development and worldwide domination of the humble pestle and mortar.

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