Tuesday, August 14, 2007

I love this zester

For a long time, I got by without a microplane. I zested in half-assed ways ranging from skimming a sharp knife over the top of the lemon and then chopping the peel to using a cheese grater than inevitably scraped off more of my knuckles than the lemon. In food, citrus was never an essence, it was a chunk of something you'd bite into every once in a while.

But I recently got a microplane zester/grater (pictured above) and I can't believe I ever thought it would be a frivolous purchase. I was a convert from the first second I zested with this thing. It's amazing. I mean, look at that zest! It's uniform, it's light and fluffy, it's pith-free, it's glorious!
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