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10, weeks, 10 cuisines - home cooks & trained restaurant chefs go head-to-head in Series 2 of The Chefs' Line 6pm weeknights starting Mon 6 Aug.

Home cooks challenging an entire chefs' line from some of the best restaurants across the country. It's an escalating battle to get the best plate on the pass, so what...
Italian food is adored across Australia, but that hasn’t stopped several classics – pasta and pizza included – from being rather misconstrued. More than a carb...
Spaghetti Bolognese is known and loved the world over, so why do many Italians dispute its existence? It's time to ask, will the REAL ragu please stand up?
Okay, technically tiramisù means ‘pick me up’ in Italian, but with sumptuous layers of chocolate, mascarpone and boozy bikkies, this Italian dessert makes an...
13 weeks, 13 cuisines, one delicious sitting! In case you missed any of the fun you can binge until your heart's content right now on SBS On Demand.

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There isn't much in the world that can beat a zesty bowl of homemade chicken soup.
It feels like food has been an important part of my family for as long as I can remember. While most kids were in the backyard sandpit, I was more often than not...
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...

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