a few months ago, i was on the lookout for a new grating tool and a chef friend of mine recommended a microplane. so, i hit up williams-sonoma at towson town center [and that store is dangerously close to anthropologie…] and got one. I LOVE THIS THING.

i use it to grate cheese, zest lemons, mince garlic, onions, chocolate and more. i only wish i’d been able to get one of the cool new colors – i’ve seen green, fuchia, purple, blue, yellow…quite cute.

do you have one of these? highly, highly recommend. check out this set…it contains a zester/grater, medium ribbon grater and extra coarse grater.