Keep unused zest from citrus fruits in the freezer.
Use a coarse Microplane to shave vegetables into salads or vinaigrettes. You can create an orange-fennel dressing by adding grated fennel and orange zest to a simple vinaigrette.Paul Kahan – Avec, Big Star, Blackbird and The Publican, Chicago
When a recipe calls for zest, instead of grating it into a separate container or onto parchment paper, hold the zester over the mixing bowl and zest directly onto the butter or cream. The aromatic citrus oils that are sprayed into the bowl will give the dessert a zesty finish.Pichet Ong – Spot Dessert Bar, New …