The New Emile Henry Mortar and Pestle: Old Fashioned Tool Given French Style

26th March, 2010 - Posted by Tara - No Comments

Emile Henry Mortar and Pestle

The mortar & pestle has been used for hundreds if not thousands of years as the tool of choice to crush spices and herbs. Emile Henry presents a new mortar & pestle designed to extract the flavor and oils from spices such as fennel, cumin and cloves while offering the classic beauty of French styling. The shape of the mortar, the bowl, is designed so cooks can comfortably press and crush spices in the kitchen or at the table. The bowl of the Emile Henry mortar is 5.5-inches in diameter giving plenty of room for grinding and crushing spices, herbs and garlic. The mortar is well-balanced and deep offering leverage and stability. The unglazed ceramic interior offers the friction needed to properly grind spices.

The exterior is glazed in the Mediterranean colors of citron, cerise, vert, azure, as well as blanc. Made in the same way as the famous Emile Henry ovenware, the mortar withstands the rigors of kitchen use without chipping or cracking.  The workhorse of the mortar is accompanied by a 7inch wood and ceramic pestle that sits comfortably and securely in the hand while crushing and grinding.
Simplicity is the soul of elegance, the basic lines of the mortar & pestle lends timeless French style to this old-world cook’s tool. The mortar & pestle subtly features the Emile Henry logo on the exterior and the potter’s signature stamp on the bottom. Like all Emile Henry products, the Mortar & Pestle carries a three-year guarantee. Emile Henry, located in the Burgundy town of Marcigny, is presently run by Jacques Henry, a fifth-generation descendant of the founder. A team of potters makes each mortar by hand, maintaining the traditional high quality that cooks, the world over, have come to expect of Emile Henry. The mortar & pestle retails for $35.

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