Jim Davis, a native of West Virginia, has had two successful professional careers, one traveling the world building hospitals in seven countries and another as a Mortgage Broker in the Gaithersburg Area.
Jim is a graduate of the part-time Professional Program of L’Academie de Cuisine in Gaithersburg and has been a teaching assistant at the Bethesda location of L’Academie for more than 8 years and has assisted both local and world-renowned chefs in more than 500 classes. He has been teaching more than forty cooking classes in all disciplines each year for the last 8 years for the Montgomery County Recreation Department and also is an instructor at Bryan’s Kitchen, a Cooking Studio in the Kentlands section of Gaithersburg, MD, owned by his son, Bryan Davis.
Jim also has a strong interest in wine and has studied wines with leading wine educators. He teaches a monthly wine and food pairing class for the Montgomery County Recreation Department and teaches private wine and food pairing parties and classes in the clients home or at Bryan’s Kitchen. Jim is a member of the Society of Wine Educators.
Jim was named “Chef of the Year,” 2005-2006, in July 2005 at the Annual Summit of the American Personal Chef Association in New Orleans, LA. Jim is also the Eastern Regional Director of the APCA.
Jim and Sandra have been married for 48 years, have four married children and six grandchildren.
How To Peel An Orange
Jim Davis from Harris Teeter demonstrates how to peel oranges.
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Jim Davis: Hi! I'm Jim Davis for Harris Teeter. I'm going to show you how to peel an orange.
First, we take these beautiful big navel oranges and we cut off the top and we cut off the bottom. Then we stand it up on that flat piece. We just take our knife. We run down just underneath white pith of the orange like that and all the way around. Then after I get all that cut off, we go back and take a very sharp chef's knife. We just trim off the pith that we missed as we were peeling our orange off.
So this is how you peel an orange in an easy way. That gives you all the pith and the bitter parts of the orange. Up next, how to slice an orange.