This octagonal white porcelain mortar and pestle set is great for crushing small portions of fresh herbs! Crushing fresh herbs with a mortar and pestle will add a more intense flavor to your favorite meals than dry ingredients. This exclusive set also includes the 143-page book Pesto: The Art of Cooking with Herb Pastes. This cookbook provides a collection of over 30 pesto variations and over 60 recipes that will add a new dimension to your favorite pastas and add life to salads, vegetables, meat, poultry, seafood, and even pizzas! The recipes featured in this book are both simple and elegant. You can tailor them to whatever herbs and vegetables are fresh and good in your area. High quality fresh ingredients are very important as a starting point, because your finished dish will only be as good as the ingredients you put into it!