It's time again for the 360 to get our cooking on. Based on a scientific survey among 360 fans, we have three conclusions to share:
1. 70% of 360 readers don't know what zest is.
2. 80% of 360 readers don't have a zester.
3. 90% of 360 readers ignore zest.
What is zest?
Zest is the outermost portion of the peel of limes, lemons, oranges and other citrus fruits. You'll find it in many recipes, and don't ignore it! The zest contains magic oils that will infuse your dish with major bursts of flavor.
Peel the zest off with something that looks like this (it's called a zester):
And, the most important thing about zesting is to not peel beneath the outer layer. The white layer underneath the zest is known as the pith, and it's very bitter. You won't find pith in many recipes (unless they were given to you by your enemies).
Tell me the next time you use zest. The magic oils will change your life.
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