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 Cut Kiwi
Jim Davis from Harris Teeter demonstrates how to cut kiwi.
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Jim Davis: Hi, I'm Jim Davis for Harris Teeter. I am going to show you all the ways to cut kiwi.
First, we are going to cut off the top and the little hard bottom, it's kind of hard to cut off sometimes. Then we are going to finish peeling it. I am going to peel it right down from the top to the bottom with a regular peeler. You find that inside once you start peeling the kiwi it's getting very slick, which is kind of hard to hold on to. So hold it carefully so you don't hurt yourself, okay.
Then I am just going to hold it, I am going to cut it in half, and I will cut it in half again. Then we are going to cut each half in here each quarter in here like that, that, that. Like that.
Now we just put them together. Now if you want them little finer, just put them together and we walk our knife through them just like that. And that's how you chop a kiwi.
How To Slice A KiwiUsing our knife, slice as thick or as thin as you want, just like that. Now if you have a good quality egg slicer and a kiwi that is reasonably ripe, you can use your egg peeler or your egg slicer. Slide right down through your kiwi, just like that and you have a perfect sliced kiwi.
How To Peel A KiwiJust use a regular peeler and peel off that bottom edge. Sometimes they are a little bit tough, sometimes more tougher than others, and just peel the kiwi straight down, just like that. They have a very slick inside, so hold them carefully, because they have a tendency to get away from you. So peel them carefully.
There we go. There we have our peeled kiwi. Then we take our chef's knife cut off the top, cut off the bottom. That's how you peel a kiwi.