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 Strawberries
Jim Davis from Harris Teeter demonstrates how to cut strawberries.
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Jim Davis: Hi! I'm Jim Davis for Harris Teeter. I'm going to show you now how to cut strawberries.
How To Slice A StrawberryDon't cut off the top like a lot of people do where you lose so much berry. Use a little device called a tomato shark. We're going to slip it right down under the leaves of the strawberry, and pull right off like that. That way, we don't lose all that beautiful strawberry up at the top. That's how you take the core off at the top of strawberry.
Now to slice it, we're just going to take our paring knife, and slice it lengthwise. If you decide, you want to slice it a different way for some reason; you can certainly slice it crosswise just as well, just like that. That's how you slice a strawberry.
How To Chop A StrawberryWe're going to cut it first in half lengthwise, and then in half lengthwise again, and then we're just going to chop our strawberry. Then, if we want it a little finer, we just hold onto our knife and walk it across the berries a few times.
So we're going to cut this berry again, and just put here to chop them. Then walk our knife, holding this end down with your left-hand, if you're right-handed. That's how you chop a strawberry.