Barbara Fisher

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About me

Industry Education
Occupation culinary arts instructor/freelance writer
Location Ohio, United States
Introduction I grew up in my grandmothers’ kitchens, where I banged wooden spoons into pots and pans, emulating the activity around me. When I wasn’t in the kitchens, I was out in the gardens, pattering barefoot down rows of red clay soil, planting seeds, pulling weeds and eating ripe tomatoes off the vine. On the farm, I gathered eggs and learned how to dress out hogs, steer and chickens and how to harvest and preserve the fruits of summer. With a childhood like that, it’s no wonder I became obsessed with food.
Interests Cooking, Writing, History, Films, Outdoor Activities, Environmental Issues, Spirituality, Mythology, Psychology, Art, Film, Books
Favorite Movies Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon, Lawrence of Arabia, Eat Drink Man Woman, The Lord of the Rings Trilogy, Shadow of the Vampire, Babette's Feast, The Lion in Winter, Bubba Ho-Tep, Fist of Legend, The Seven Samurai, Heavenly Creatures, Chocolat, Yojimbo, Ran, Shane, Hero
Favorite Music Everything
Favorite Books Larousse Gastronomique, Harold McGee's The Curious Cook and On Food and Cooking, Breath of a Wok by Grace Young, The Kitchen God's Wife, How Green Was My Valley, The works of Edgar Allen Poe, Peter Pan, the Works of HP Lovecraft, John Keel's The Mothman Prophesies, Lois McMaster Bujold's Vorkosigan novels, The Color Purple, The works of Ray Bradbury, The works of Theodore Sturgeon, The Left Hand of Darkness, Red as Blood, The Silver Metal Lover, The Wood Wife, Someplace to Be Flying, Faeries by Froud and Lee

Please describe how you could take the peel off an apple all in one go:

Holding a sharp paring knife at a 45 degree angle to the apple, turn the apple into the blade making a continuous spiral of peel.