When you come to Florence, I want to go with you to Pasquinucci in via Gioberti. It is a kitchen and table-lover’s heaven – full of things both super-useful and ever-so beautiful. . This piece, made from Tuscan marble, came home from there with me on Saturday. I was lucky to get out of the shop without spending much more! . It’s much desired though – I’ve wanted a large mortaio, mortar and pestle, for ages. Just this week, I found a traditional Catalan recipe for an egg-less garlic ‘mayo’. The garlic for it is in the oven roasting right now. . I can’t wait to get pounding!