Photo: Brian Woodcock
is a four-time James Beard award-winning chef and author of the 1-2-3 cookbook series and Radically Simple: Brilliant Flavors with Breathtaking Ease.
I got my love of cooking from my beautiful mother, Marion, who had a special love for foods from her homeland, Hungary. But she appreciated all cuisines—really anything well prepared. As a result of her influence, I like to combine a jumble of flavors for a harmonious end. This halibut dish, a cultural mash-up of refined French fish stew and rustic Thai curry, shows my affinity for lusty food. I know the sophistication and intriguing flavors of green curry and fresh mint paired with succulent halibut and shrimp certainly would have pleased my mom.