Italian Stainless Steel Mortar & Pestle. A beautiful gift for any occasion. Perfect for crushing your own spices or salts, smashing black olives for tapenade, mashing basil for pistou or garlic for aioli, and grinding caramelized nuts into smooth praline paste. The uses are endless…and it is almost indestructible! Rubberized base to prevent slippage during use. Very easy to clean as well.