Word of the Day: Zest

zest / zest   noun  
  1. keen enthusiasm
What hunger is in relation to food, zest is in relation to life. Bertrand Russell, 1872-1970  
  1. a piece of the peel of a citrus fruit, used to flavor food
…adding a little lemon zest is one of the best ways to wake up a dish that needs a little extra something. Kristin Tice Studeman, ?-, realsimple.com/food-recipes/how-to-zest-a-lemon  
  1. excitement; liveliness
True happiness comes from the joy of deeds well done, the zest of creating things new. Antoine de Saint-Exupery, 1900-1944   verb  
  1. to shave pieces of citrus peels to use in cooking
Regardless of which tool you use, the most important rule in zesting citrus is to only grate the outer, colored rind. Michelle Ullman, ?-, https://www.businessinsider.com/how-to-zest-a-lemon