Find out which special utensils you’ll need on hand during cooking.
8 May 2013 - 2:14 PM  UPDATED 6 Sep 2013 - 9:31 AM

Clay pots

Traditionally, Brazilian cooks use clay pots for slow-cooked stews. Feijoada, for one, is almost always served in a clay pot.


A must-have for the South American kitchen for ensuring finely chopped salsas, smooth soups, and cocktails mixed with ice.

Hand-held lime squeezer

Not an essential item, but clearly useful considering how frequently lime juice is used in Brazilian cooking and, in particular, in the lime-based caipirinhas.