The Chefs' Line

Home cooks take on restaurant chefs in #TheChefsLine.

Revisit the glory of season 1 of The Chefs' Line, airing weeknights at 6.30pm on NITV and then on SBS On Demand.
“When I told my mum I was opening Kepos Street Kitchen, she said to me ‘But who’s going to eat falafel for breakfast, Michael?’.”
Mahshid Babzartabi set up a cafe to help others through "the magic of food".
Alessandro Pavoni from Ormeggio at The Spit is a champion for modern Italian cuisine, but there's a good reason he won't eat pasta.
Noby Leong was a season one champion on The Chefs' Line. This is what happened when is late mother turned up in the spotlight.

The Chefs' Line S2 recipes

This is restaurant Annam's take on a salt & pepper squid. After you've cleaned the cuttlefish, lightly score it to help the batter stick. And the secret...
The balance of the hot and the sour, the sweetness from the tomato and the smooth kick of chilli are all present in this soupy sensation. The Chefs' Line
Almost all the desserts in Vietnam use some form of coconut and this unique treat is exactly as it's named - coconut heaven. Coconut balls, a coconut buttercream...
Lemongrass chicken is one of those recipes that you'll want to have up your sleeve at the next dinner party and this version calls on red and green salts, fresh...
The three things that are non-negotiable for the perfect roll, according to chef Dan Hong. A nice thin rice noodle roll, a well-seasoned filling and a dipping...

The Chefs' Line recipes from season 1

This is my modern interpretation of moussaka. I take meltingly tender slow-braised lamb neck and use it to fill hollowed-out eggplants. Instead of the classic...
Greek meets Australia in this version of moussaka. Instead of using minced lamb, I layer the eggplant with slices or rosemary-and-garlic-studded roasted lamb.
This moussaka has an Australian-Italian influence, and is adapted from my mother's recipe. I've added hot Italian salami and eggplant schnitzel, and used...
This is a recipe I created with my mother, Eleni and sweet hint - the thyme honey ouzo makes these ribs so moreish.
The filling is the traditional combination of English spinach and cheese - I use three types: a sharp, salty kefalograviera, a crumbly feta and a creamy ricotta....
This dish was inspired by a classic Lenten dish of tomato-braised octopus with pasta, served throughout Greece. At Alpha we twice-cook the octopus and serve it on...
A smaller dolmade is better, or safer as there is less chance of the filling exploding. These are very easy to make, but set aside time to roll them neatly. I...
The salad in this dish was inspired by a snack of feta and watermelon my dad and I ate often. Mastic is a spice, with hints of cedar or pine, that is produced...