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

The addition of more herbs in this version gives it a vibrant green colour, as well as a grassier flavour and fragrance that works well with many dishes. The...
If tunnel-boning a quail is a bit tricky for you, you can request that your butcher bone it for you. The Chefs' Line
Whether you call it knefe, kanafeh, knafe, or "that Middle Eastern cheese sweet"...a cheesy dessert by any other name would taste just as good. The Chefs' Line
Preserved lemons are a common ingredient in Middle Eastern cuisine, and is usually made by stuffing lemons with salt and letting it pickle for a month or more. To...
Whether you like your falafel green and herbaceous, or pungently garlicky, there's no denying that this Middle Eastern street food is highly addictive! The...

The Chefs' Line recipes from season 1

Sambusak is a traditional stuffed pie or turnover popular in the Middle East. It can be filled with any kind of meats, vegetables and/or cheese.
The best parts about sayadieh, the classic Lebanese fish and rice dish, are the caramelised onions and aromatic fish stock used to cook the rice. 
This is a traditional Lebanese fish and rice dish. One of the key elements of this dish is the rice, which needs to be cooked in an aromatic stock – saffron and...
This is a very modern take on fattoush, serving beetroot three ways with a Persian feta mousse. One of the beetroots are dressed with olive oil infused with cumin...
This classic Lebanese salad, known as peasant's salad, is made with fresh vegetables and herbs with the addition of fried crispy day-old bread. I'm using my...
I've interpreted the traditional flavours and components of baklava in a modern way. Here crisp cinnamon-sugared filo shards are served with cashew nut ice-cream...
This version of the classic Lebanese pastry combines my two loves - custard and baklava, all wrapped up in filo and finished with fennel-spiced walnuts.
For my shawarma, I use lamb fillet marinated in red wine and vinegar, which pack a flavour punch, and I like to make my own soft and fluffy bread to wrap it all...