5 Minutes With: Darren Purchese

What is your earliest food memory?
Making trifles with mum, using fresh, home grown fruit and licking the bowl!

Which ingredient are you obsessed with right now?
Salami and charcuterie, I have been making my own for the first time and loving the process

Name a kitchen tool you can’t live without
Microplane/small grater for all those citrus zests in my sponges and curds – oh and a thermometer!

What's your go-to meal when you’re feeling sick?
Loving chicken congee with white pepper, coriander, crispy shallots, soy and sesame.

Do you prefer entrée or dessert?
Big DESSERT! 


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