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Home of James Beard Foundation Award winner Anthony Dias Blue, one of the most influential food, wine, spirits, and lifestyle personalities in the United States.

Add some zest to your life.

When a recipe calls for zest, you need to include tiny filaments of a citrus peel to add the flavorful oils of the fruit’s skin. Although you can use a sharp paring knife or a grater, that method can turn your pearls of citrus into an unattractive mush. A zester, on the other hand, is ideal as it is able to zest all types of citrus peel without lifting off the fruit’s bitter-tasting pith. The newest trend in zesters is the Microplane zester. With its woodshop rasp design, not only does it succeed in producing a pithless citrus zest, you can also use it to produce light and fluffy wisps of Parmesan cheese or ultra-fine morsels of ginger. The Microplane zester is available in most gourmet stores or visit microplane.com.

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