I have fond memories of my mother serving us grapefruit for breakfast.
Recently, I was in the middle of eating one when I thought, why not post a "how to"?
Let me explain why--since I started taking pictures after I had already eaten some--every other section is removed.
I think this started with my sister and I. My mom would give us each half of the grapefruit all sliced and salted (explanation of salt below), and we would eat every other one. Sometimes it didn't work out perfect when two sections would be left together. If it did work out to be exactly every other one, then we claimed it to be good luck.
I still do that to this day. It's fun. It's why I don't peel the grapefruit, slice off the pith, and slice out the entire grapefruit sections.
Back to eating grapefruit....
Start off by slicing grapefruit in half, and then slice in-between the skin of each section and the actual fruit section with a sawing up-and-down motion.
Having a grapefruit knife is a must-have in my household, and it makes a huge difference rather than using a regular knife.
I couldn't find it on the website, but I bought mine for $15 at a Williams-Sonoma store.
Very important. Before you start eating, try salting the grapefruit. Try it. It may be an acquired taste, but it's delicious and it cuts the bitterness down quite nicely.
Eating grapefruit can be an art.
Would anyone else like to add a tip or trick to my grapefruit-eating regimen?