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. Now it's his Mum's turn in the spotlight.

The Chefs' Line S2 recipes

Torrija is the Spanish version of French toast. Served during Easter celebrations, day-old bread is soaked in an egg, milk, orange and cinnamon mixture and then...
Named after the flat, shallow pan in which it’s cooked (a ‘paella’), the dish is essentially composed of short-grain rice, ‘sofrito’ (an aromatic base), seafood...
Aussies love lamb and so do the Spanish. Paired with pistachio and a selection of Spanish peppers, your next barbecue just got a Spanish-twist. The Chefs' Line
The Spanish fell in love with chocolate and spread it around the world. And this smooth operator of a mousse sits almighty on a bed of chocolate soil - this is...
The Spanish fell in love with chocolate and spread it around the world. A supreme chocolate cake is accompanied with an orange twist and a not-so-usual fennel...
A croqueta party is a seriously good business - the bechamel needs to be smooth and silky with the crunch factor coming through from the battered outer shell. The...

The Chefs' Line recipes from season 1

This is my signature dish named Full Moon Crab because mud crabs are traditionally harvested on a full moon. Don't skimp on the herbs because they are the essence...
Making this Vietnamese coconut pancake can be tricky as you have to spread the mixture around the wok before it sets. Practice, but even if it doesn’t come out...
Bánh xèo is a Saigon-style party pancake. It’s a festive dish, with lots of different fillings. The pancake is large and shared. You break off a piece of the...
This phở is a combination of many tips from family and friends. I use gravy beef – my dad’s touch – for sweetness. The shrimp paste and lemongrass are the X...
Phở varies dramatically from the north of Vietnam to the south. Every family and every street vendor has a unique understanding of what phở should taste like,...
I love adding spice to my desserts to mellow out the sweetness, and I’ve found adding a touch of galangal to my flan really enhances the creamy coconut flavour.
This is how my dad likes his Vietnamese rice paper rolls - without the rice paper! This version is so fresh and crunchy, the flavours are not masked by rice paper...