One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A kitchen utensil for removing fine shreds of zest from citrus fruit.
- ‘Just last week, I got into a bar brawl over the quality of different zesters on the market.’
- ‘It takes approximately six years to get enough zest for hot cross buns and a lemon tart without your Microplane zester.’
- ‘Use a lemon zester, or for us simple folk, a sharp knife.’
- ‘She buys Micro-plane grater zesters and Le Creuset pots.’
- ‘Using the lemon zester again, zest the rind of a lemon to produce one teaspoon of zest.’
- ‘But once you've used a zester, you'll never go back to the grater.’
- ‘Use a zester to pull long, thin strands of lemon rind from a lemon or two and put them in a quart of water and refrigerate.’
- ‘Use a lemon zester to create the lemon zest so that it is also fine.’
- ‘Kitchen utensils, such as lemon zesters, are not designed for use in surgery.’
- ‘The poor guy was left without even a citrus zester.’
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