Wooden Mortar


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Wooden mortar made of excellent quality beech wood, very durable. Made by monks at Mount Athos, who use it in many of their recipes.


Mortar diameter: 8 x 13 cm

Pestle: 19 cm



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Wooden mortar made by monks at Mount Athos, from natural beech wood. An authentic monastery handicraft, used by the monks who have taken on the role of cook, in order to mash spices and herbs, nuts, and garlic. It is said, in fact, that in a wooden mortar the garlic is mashed in the best way, in order to make the garlic sauce (skordalia) successful, while it is considered the most suitable utensil and to make tarama. This mortar is made of high quality wood, which means that it is extremely durable and does not make cracks. A Mount Athos handicraft by the monks, who are engaged in the processing of wood, an art, especially widespread on Mount Athos.


Mortar diameter: 8 x 13 cm

Pestle: 19 cm



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Weight 0.2 kg


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