The Fisher & Paykel family is spread far and wide across the globe, but there is one thing that ties us together…food really is at the centre of so much of what we do. In our Huntington Beach, California office, once a month a “One Ingredient” cooking competition is held, turning the staff kitchen into a hive of activity as people busy themselves over hot pans, baking pies, cooking pasta, and perfecting sauces, making dishes both savoury and sweet.
The judging is based on presentation, taste, originality and use of the ingredient, all presided over by the highly organized and passionate Gina Lathrum. In March I was lucky enough to be present to witness the event, taste the entries and thoroughly enjoy the company of a bunch of enthusiastic budding chefs. The theme was “green” and the savoury section winner on the day was Mark Phillips, service manager for the North American market. This green curry was one section of his winning presentation, which featured three spoons – one taste each of Waldorf salad, Thai green curry and a sweet avocado mousse to finish. I’ll leave the final words to Mark: “As my wife is Thai, it didn’t take me long to decide to submit a Thai Green Curry. This is one of our favorite dishes that we make together quite often (well I’m still learning) and is a quick and easy dish with just the right amount of ‘heat’ for my taste. Enjoy!”