Darren Purchese of Burch & Purchese came to Camberwell
Chefs Eat Toasties Too is Purchese’s ode to one of his favourite foods: the toasted sandwich.
In the book, Purchese shares his unique take on everyone’s favourite breakfast, lunch or midnight snack. The book reveals 50 of Purchese’s masterful creations and caters to a host of toastie cooking methods including the grill, pan, oven and, of course, the sandwich press.
He has also included some indulgent creations in the book – those with a sweet tooth can look forward to toasties that incorporate dark chocolate, olive oil and Murray River salt flakes, or a coffee-infused French toast with banana, nut crumble and yoghurt.
For those wanting to take their toasties to new heights, the book offers a line-up of sides, sauces and dressings to compliment the most accomplished of toasties. Think pear and walnut chutney, dill pickles, homemade potato chips, candied orange slices, and rose raspberries.
Chefs Eat Toasties Too will make you forget everything you thought you knew about the humble hot sandwich, taking the guiltiest foodie pleasure and perfecting it with pride.