Zesting a lemon is a great way to harness some of that citrusy, delicate flavor. Many recipes, from grilling to baking to preserving and more, all call for chefs to zest a lemon. But how exactly do you get lemon zest, anyway? And how do you avoid the bitter white peel lurking underneath, sure to add an unpleasant profile to your dish?
Fortunately, with the right tools, obtaining lemon zest (or any fruit zest) is easy and almost effortless.