When MasterChef was dominating the ratings in 2010, Brig and Lehmo used their popular breakfast show on Mix 101.1fm to put the call out for recipes that Lehmo could cook. Junior MasterChef was way out of his reach – pheasant, crème patisserie, Italian doughnuts were all beyond his abilities. He'd never heard of half the ingredients these kids were cooking with.
The response from the listeners was huge and the never-fail recipes flooded in. From baked beans on toast to simple spag bol, this is a survival guide that takes you through various situations and tells you what to cook.
Introducing the concept of 'plating down', the Shabby Chef Cookbook shows how far you can go with just a few ingredients, hardly any equipment and one bowl and one plate.