A zester (also, citrus zester or lemon zester) is a kitchen utensil
for obtaining zest from lemons and other citrus fruit. A kitchen
zester is approximately four inches long, with a handle and a curved
metal end, the top of which is perforated with a row of round holes
with sharpened rims. To operate, the zester is pressed with moderate
force against the fruit and drawn across its peel. The rims cut the
zest from the pith underneath. The zest is cut into ribbons, one drawn
through each hole.
Other tools are also sometimes called zesters because they too are
able to separate the zest from a citrus fruit. For example, when
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^ James A. Beard (1970-02-16). "Man's Best Friends:Stripper and Zester". Saint Petersburg Times. ^ "A potpourri of unusual holiday gifts for your favorite chef". CNN. 2000-12-11.
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