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 Section A Grapefruit
Jim Davis from Harris Teeter demonstrates how to section a grapefruit.
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Jim Davis: Hi! I'm Jim Davis for Harris Teeter. I'm going to show you now how to section a grapefruit. This is the best way for presentation of a grapefruit, if you're going to use a fruit salad or something like that.
First of all, we cut the peel off, remembering that we're cutting off the white bitter part of the peel. That's the rind that we want to get rid off, because it is so bitter. The sharper your knife, the easier the job is. We touch that up and take it off a little bit.
Then we see this section divided by the little membrane, we will cut just on the inside of that section, and then we're going to cut just on the inside of the other opposing membrane and look at that.
That is how you section a grapefruit.