Microplane Grater/Zester

This grater/zester was the first new tool I’d found in a long time that seemed to really change my cooking habits. It’s now on my list of required tools.

microplane graterI use it for citrus zest and for grating nutmeg, ginger, chocolate, and fresh horseradish (which you can buy at farmers’ markets here in San Francisco. You can plant it, too, but that’s another story.) as well as for hard cheeses such as Parmesan. It makes a lovely, light dusting of the cheese.


Everyone can cook for themselves and enjoy it.

-Penni Wisner

About Penni

Over 30 years as a food and wine professional, writer, and editor.

Cookbook author including:
'The Tra Vigne Cookbook' for Michael Chiarello,
'The Basque Kitchen' for Gerald Hirigoyen
and 'BurgerBar' for Hubert Keller.

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