Finally a cooking show that is actually about the food... #TheChefsLine
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17 Jul 2018 - 1:50 PM  UPDATED 17 Jul 2018 - 5:13 PM

Cooking shows spliced with “reality” and drama, Drama, DRAMA are pretty popular on social feeds and in water cooler conversations right now, but way too often the supposed star of the show – food – takes a backseat.

Imagine if things were different; the drama was toned down; the judges were more real; and the cooking shows became about, well, the cooking? Enter The Chefs' Line. Airing at 6pm weeknights, SBS's brand-new program snatches back spotlight from all the theatrics, and places it on Australia's incredible food offering.

Featuring 10 diverse, distinct and utterly delicious cuisines, The Chefs' Line showcases beloved family recipes alongside restaurant-quailty dishes, all the while showcasing the best of each culture. Finally, here is a series that will revive your love of food, increase your kitchen cred and give you 30 minutes of easy TV. Forget the drama, bypass the pretention, and dive straight into the food Monday through Friday at 6pm on SBS. 

Need a few more reasons to get home early and jump on the couch. We hear you: 

1. There is a cooking god!

Most cooking shows are full of high-pressure moments and heart-wrenching misteps. Like a fly on the wall, TV audiences watch on as things all fall apart – the oven is too high, the bread is missing yeast, and so on. Well The Chefs' Line does things a tad differently. (So you can save your frustration and vocal chords!) Each night chefs are competing against home cooks, but that never stops the restaurant professionals – watching on from their antique Singer stations – from jumping on the floor to lend a little advice to avoid the kitchen storm that we have come to know. #FeelGoodMuch 

Not convinced? Here's a feels moment from last season:

2. Chefs don't always yell

What? Restaurant chefs can talk calmly during a cook... they sure can! The Chefs' Line is about as far from Gordon Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares as you can possibly get. 

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3. Pre-dinner cooking inspo

#TheChefsLine is only half an hour of cooking power each weeknight. Basically, leaving you with plenty of time to TV, dinner all before 7:30pm - score! 

3. Hiccups not hurricanes

Sure with any relationship you can expect hiccups along the way, but what this series shys away from is hurricane season. Let's face it, food has our back and this serious is all about the cooking, the food, the culture, THE FOOD. Don't we all just want to be in a loving relationship with food?

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4. Bust a move

Cooking isn't rocket science, so why do so many shows involve vein-popping pressure? The Chefs' Line takes a cooler, calmer approach with giggles and dance moves aplenty.

5. The recipes are hot

Who can forget last year's recipes, from coconut and galangal crème caramel to a succulent peri-peri chicken. If last season's ofThe Chefs' Line is anything to by, we're in for treat in this second serving. Each week The Chefs' Line features woah-worthy recipes from passionate chefs and home cooks alike. You'll find the recipes on sbs.com.au/food each night after the show airs, along with other tasty tidbits including food stories from abroad, cuisine lowdowns and chef tips

Have we got your attention and your tastebuds? The Chefs’ Line premieres Monday 6 August, 6pm weeknights, on SBS followed by an encore screening at 9.30pm on SBS Food Network. Episodes will be available after broadcast via SBS On DemandJoin the conversation #TheChefsLine on Instagram @sbsfood, Facebook @SBSFood  and Twitter @SBS_Food. Check out sbs.com.au/thechefsline for episode guides, cuisine lowdowns, recipes and more! 

Who's who and what's what
The Dan Hong effect
Sneaker fiend, tripe lover and executive chef Dan Hong talks food TV, celebrating diversity and why family recipes are often the best.
Mark Olive on the ingredients to success
As a chef and TV host, Mark Olive works in two of the most ego-driven industries out there, but this humble Bundjalung man is hungry for food, not fame.
Kicking it old-school with Melissa Leong
Fresh off the film set, Melissa Leong talks about eating fearlessly, food writing as a career, and why Australia’s culinary scene could do with a dose of glamour.
Meet the palates on The Chefs' Line
Where would a cooking comp be without its judges? Thankfully, we’ve brought on some of the best in the biz: chef Dan Hong, food writer Melissa Leong and native ingredient expert Mark Olive.
What is a Chefs' Line, anyway?
Like a well-oiled machine, in every kitchen there's a chefs' line, from apprentice right to the top.