A mortar and pestle are ancient tools that no modern kitchen should be without – they’re handy for everything from cracking peppercorns and bruising herbs to making pesto. Olive trees are only cut down when they do not carry any fruit for long periods of time. This is a good example of a sustainable cycle in the production of natural products. Olivewood is recognized as a premium material for cooking utensils because of its high durability, hygienic properties, and beautiful irregular grain and knots.
Each Berard piece will vary with natural imperfections and differences that are characteristic of hand-crafted wood products.
Hand wash in lukewarm water without soap, dry vertically and do not soak. Apply vegetable oil or Berard France Wood Cream to preserve the wood.