Prep time: 30 min, plus 2 hour soaking time
Cook time: Up to 2 hours
Total time: About 4 1/2 hours
Yield: 2 quarts
Sephardim enjoy nothing more than a saucer of ambrosial citrus preserves, chased with a demitasse of strong, black coffee. In the candying process, pink grapefruits turn dark amber in color; white grapefruits become golden.
Sarah Wu teaches speech at a grammar school in Chicago, and she always brings her lunch. Well, one day she didn’t. Instead, she went to the school cafeteria for a student lunch, and what followed was a year of blogging that became a book.