Tag Archives: Lemon

Whimsical bird for squeezing your juice

This lemon juicer may not be the most effective, but it looks great. The Dr Bird Juicer features a happy bird sitting in a gleaming white bowl.
Dr Bird Juicer

This is one of those kitchen gadgets that you want to keep on the counter. It’s a shame to put this into a drawer or cabinet. You’ll find other elegant and whimsical gadgets by imm Living.

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Get your juice on with these orange squeezers

This dishwasher safe reamer by Chef’s Planet is also easy to hold. Chris Bybee says “I have a lot of pain in my hands but this I can do. It is easy on my hands and takes little pressure to work and I get tons more juice out of it than my old kind with the handles that you squeeze together. ”

Chef's Planet Citrus Juicer White

The Chef’n Juicester puts a modern touch on the juicer/collector. The glass bowl on the bottom conveniently includes measurements. You’ll find yourself making just the right amount of juice for your next Tarte au Citron.

Chef'n Juicester Citrus/Reamer, Citrus

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Starck’s Juicy Salif – the juiciest juicer around

Philippe Starck designed this squid-like lemon juicer in 1990 for Alessi. It straddles the line of kitchen tool and modern sculpture.

While it may look delicate and impractical, it actually works pretty well. You simply place a glass under the body and squeeze your lemon and watch the juice drip into the glass. It does help to place the juicer and glass onto a towel or non-slip surface.

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Citrus knives are bright, colorful, and sharp

These knives are more than cute. They are very sharp, thin, and have a non-stick coating that makes skinning and cutting citrus a breeze. The fun colors also make them easier to find in your drawers.

Kuhn Rikon Colori Citrus Knife Set, Lime Green and  Lemon Yellow

Chef Gerald Hirigoyen and Cooking.com shows you how to grate, peel, and section an orange.

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Get more zest out of your life… and lemons

Many recipes call for lemon zest. Zest is the shiny outer part of a lemon or orange. It includes strongly flavored oils that add complexity to a dish. Wisegeek.com has a good description of why zest is used.

In baked goods, lemon zest can be used to add a lemony flavor to the finished food product. The natural oils in the zest will slowly leach out through the cooking process, infusing the food with flavor. Individual pieces of lemon zest will also crack open in the teeth of consumers, producing a sudden burst of lemon flavor. Lemon zest can also be used as a food seasoning, or it can be added to various mixed drinks and beverages.
What is Lemon Zest?

It’s time to zest

The most common zesting approach is to shred the zest off the fruit in delicate slivers. The microplaner has become the defacto tool of chose. It can also be used with nutmeg, hard cheeses, and more.

Microplane Grater/Zester

Some recipes call for large sections of zest. Perhaps you are going to candy the peels or you want the zest to be decorative. This calls for a tool that will create strips. Rouxbe shows you how: Kitchen Tools | Zesters and Graters.

OXO delivers their trademarked bulbous, easy to hold style with this zester
Oxo Good Grips Lemon Zester

J.A. Henckels has a zester with more pizazz and probably a heck of a lot sharper.

J.A. Henckels Twin Cuisine Lemon Zester

But why stop there? Let’s go for the whole shebang. This garnishing set from Wüsthof will have you zesting, curling, cutting, and balling in no time.

Wüsthof 7-Piece Garnishing Tool Kit

Time to start cooking

Lemon Zest: More Than 175 Recipes with a Twist
You’ll find lots of lemon recipes in Lemon Zest: More Than 175 Recipes with a Twist.

Find some lemon zest recipes on InsiderFood. For instance, here’s a wonderful Lemon Poppy Seed Cake recipe from SmittenKitchen.

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