On the left is a stainless-steel device used to harvest the pulp from inside a melon squash, later to be used in marmalades and compotes. On the right is an inox vessel used to make Fios de Ovos, a stringy sugar-and-egg confection that goes inside or on top of glazed Portuguese pastries. “I thought both of these were really fascinating kitchen tools, but they’re too specific to Portugal,” says Grifo. Instead, Grifo brought in stainless-steel ½ liter and ¼ liter measuring cups produced by the same company. “Great for when you’re making European recipes!” she says.