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 crispy skin chicken is one of the most popular dishes on the Lotus menu. The secret ingredient? The Shanghai spicy soy - think Chinese-style Worcestershire...
It's one of chef Dan Hong's all-time favourite dishes - the juicy crab. Home cook Samantha's winning blue swimmer is not only cooked perfectly but knocked...
Cooking in a wok is all about the high-heat and having all your ingredients ready is key. The oomph behind kung pao is that the chicken is deep-fried fist then...
Sago pudding is a very traditional dessert and you need to ensure the sago pearls are cooked properly so that they're lovely, bouncy and translucent. Here they're...
When it comes to the perfect dumpling, it's all about texture, it's all about flavour and it's all about balance - and to simplify this recipe you can use store...

The Chefs' Line recipes from season 1

These crunchy fish nuggets are fragrant with lemongrass and kaffir lime, with punch from homemade red curry paste.
These deep-fried eggs, doused with a sticky sweet-and-sour tamarind sauce, are common street-side snacks in Thailand.
It's all about the broth - sour, salty, hot. Invest time in building complexity in the prawn stock. My daughter drinks this like water.
This recipe has been passed down from my grandmother. I make the curry paste from scratch - toasting the spices and pounding fresh lemongrass and galangal...
This version is my grandmother's recipe. It's a quite a dry pat Thai and doesn't include the traditional egg or tamarind. 
The secret to our version of this Thai classic is the extra layers of fresh flavours - the chicken is marinated in fresh turmeric and we make our chilli oil from...