Last weekend, my husband Basil and I went to Savannah to take a Backyard BBQ class with Chef Joe Randall. I can honestly say that I have never eaten so much in my entire life. And the food? Oh yeah, it was amazing!
Chef Joe Peeling Tip: When you're peeling something like carrots, don't peel over the garbage can! If you lose your grip, and lose your carrot, you've just wasted time and ingredients. Or even worse, you might even be tempted to pluck the carrot out of the trash, wash it off, and use it! Yuck!
Instead, wet a paper towel, ring it out, and lie it flat on your countertop or cutting board. Peel into the paper towel. The shavings stick to the wet towel, and you can easily bundle it up and throw it out when you're finished peeling.
And if you slip up and lose your carrot, no harm done.