Zabaione - a rich Italian custard made by beating egg yolks
until they are lemon-colored, then adding sugar and Marsala.
Zest - the thin, brightly colored, outermost skin layer
of citrus fruit which contains flavorful aromatic oils and is
removed with the aid of a zester, paring knife or vegetable peeler.
Ziti - Italian for bridegrooms; used to describe large,
slightly curved tubes of pasta, similar to rigatoni.
Zucchini - a moderately long cylindrical summer squash
with smooth, dark green skin with a slightly bumpy surface, creamy
white-green flesh and milk flavor; also known as a courgette
(especially in Europe).
Zuppa Inglese - Italian version of the trifle.
Zwieback - a biscuit or rusk that has been twice baked.