Bitter & sweet: Learn how to pick the ripest grapefruit by feel, taste


Texas grapefruit are in season and on sale at my local bodega. The ruby-fleshed, bittersweet orbs looked shrunken and beat up, which is not necessarily a bad thing. On the contrary, it may mean they are ripe.My dad made sure his son knew how to choose a grapefruit, and he would have been excited by the contents of this bin. His technique is to press on the bottom — if the skin feels thin and you can press it in, it’s ready. If the skin feels thick and spongy, it’s not […]  » Read More

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