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 and Pit Peaches
Jim Davis from Harris Teeter shows us now how to peel and pit a cling peach.
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Jim Davis: Hi, Chef, Jim Davis here for Harris Teeter. I am going to show you now how to peel and pit a cling peach. Cling peach meaning that the peach fruit clings tightly to the seed. We are going to first cut it in half, by going around the equator with our knife, and then we peel the peach with that peeler. You can also peel it with paring knife if you'd like, I find a little easier to peel with a peeler. And then we take our knife and we cut down along to the seed. And we cut it against the seed again, and take off our fruit. It's almost impossible to remove seed from a cling peach. So this is the only way to do it, and get nice slices of fresh summer peaches and there you have it. That's how you slice a fresh peach.