The latest video: KO’s Greek Meatballs

KO’s Greek Meatballs recipe has been refined and improved over a lifetime by one of Kali Orexi’s favourite guests, Vasiliki, and demonstrated by me, Christine, using the quick and easy-to-follow, hands-only video format. These meatballs are an absolute crowd-pleaser whether served as an appetizer; part of a feasting spread at a celebration; or as a main at a family dinner with a Greek Salad, roasted potatoes and Tzatziki. Make them now and prepare for applause!

KO Abroad – Skordalia with Bread and Walnuts

The memory of a skordalia (garlic dip) that I ate more than half of my lifetime ago has remained with me since then. It was a skordalia made with walnuts and had a lovely nutty taste and texture. As I have travelled and eaten my way through Greece during many family trips, I hoped to chance upon such a skordalia. This last summer in Greece, my hope was realised when lunching at Ta Platania in Diava, Thessalia. You cannot imagine my delight and excitement when we were served the skordalia and it tasted just as I had remembered. I immediately asked if the recipe could be shared, and Eleni Giannakou, owner and cook, generously agreed.

KO Abroad – Skordalia with Bread and Walnuts

The memory of a skordalia (garlic dip) that I ate more than half of my lifetime ago has remained with me since then. It was a skordalia made with walnuts and had a lovely nutty taste and texture. As I have travelled and eaten my way through Greece during many family trips, I hoped to chance upon such a skordalia. This last summer in Greece, my hope was realised when lunching at Ta Platania in Diava, Thessalia. You cannot imagine my delight and excitement when we were served the skordalia and it tasted just as I had remembered. I immediately asked if the recipe could be shared, and Eleni Giannakou, owner and cook, generously agreed.

KO’s Revithosoupa

KO’s Revithosoupa – made with a few simple ingredients that come together to create a hearty soup with robust flavour and body. It is the soup for all seasons; as it can be served at room temperature, warm or hot – depending on how you like it, and how hot or cold the weather is. Make some now – share your soup and share your love with your family and friends!

How Kali Orexi began…


A few years ago, I offered some of my mum Antigoni’s ntomatofai (tomato-eat dish) to my friend Sara. Sara enjoyed the ntomatofai so much, she asked if my mum would teach her how to make it. As it was also one of my favourite dishes and I had yet to learn it, I organised a cooking lesson for both of us. When other friends heard about this cooking lesson, they also wanted to join. The numbers grew, so the venue changed from my mum’s kitchen to my kitchen (now the kitchen used in filming Kali Orexi). Read more…