If you're looking for tool that's been a kitchen staple since ancient times, look no further than this set. This version is made from 100% soapstone and is designed to grind fresh herbs and spices. The mashing helps to release flavors that can be used in everything from rubs and garnishes, to adding your mix directly into a recipe. Because of the soapstone construction, you can heat or chill the bowl and use it for keeping foods the proper temperature. Need it a little hotter? Throw it in the oven and use it as a baking ramekin.