Zest is a smart spice kiosk. Place your food in front of the Zest machine, and it’ll automatically recognize the dish. On-screen, a list of “spice recipes” will appear — each one suggesting a unique flavor that can be created with a mix of spices. As you swipe through recipes, the required spices will light-up on the adjacent spice rack, helping you quickly enhance your food’s flavor.
The ideal location of a Zest machine is a college dining hall — dining halls tend to serve conservatively-seasoned food, but college students are often open to “breaking the monotony” and seasoning their food more strongly. Zest helps students with little experience using spices get acquainted with flavors and combination of spices, giving them a baseline “spice literacy” that will help them as they begin cooking as adults.
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