Inspired by conversations on the Food52 Hotline, we're sharing tips and tricks that make navigating all of our kitchens easier and more fun.
Today: A new way to unearth perfect segments from your favorite citrus fruit.
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When the sun doesn't come out in wintertime, grapefruit is a consistent beacon of light. For unbeknownst reasons, people have strong feelings about grapefruit; some demand a healthy dousing of sugar in order to stomach, while others can eat it straight-up, unadultered. Those who require sweetener embark on archaeolgical-esque digs to unearth its segments, as the veiny skin only compounds its tartness.
No arsenal of grapefruit utensils on hand? No problem. We have a secret to let you in on: You can remove grapefruit segments in their entirety, while creating minimal waste.
Segmented grapefruit may require a little more work up front, but the end eating experience is far superior (read: no risk of getting squirted in the eye).
First, withstand the urge a cut a grapefruit horizontally like you have for most of your life.