*How to Section a Grapefruit
For pretty, membrane-free segments, start by slicing off the top and bottom of the grapefruit so it's flat on both ends. Set the fruit on a cutting board to trim off remaining peel and pith. You should be left with a "naked" fruit. Working over a bowl to catch slices, slice out one segment at a time, working your way around, folding over empty membranes like pages of a book.
Because hot chile peppers, such as jalapeños, contain volatile oils that can burn your skin and eyes, avoid direct contact with chiles as much as possible. When working with chile peppers, wear plastic or rubber gloves. If your bare hands do touch the chile peppers, wash your hands well with soap and water.