The latest video: Christina’s Vegetarian Moussaka

This month we are sharing the KO Signature Recipe – Christina’s Vegetarian Moussaka. This recipe is truly a labour of love – in two ways – it’s a recipe requiring lengthy preparation and a recipe that signifies the love and admiration shared between two friends – Christina and Jacqui.
Greeks are known for showing their love and appreciation of family and friends, by preparing and sharing their food – and Christina is a shining example of this. In this instance, she has modified her own moussaka recipe (traditionally made with meat sauce) into a vegetarian one, so that she can make it and share it with her close friend Jacqui and Jacqui’s husband, Shimon – both vegetarians.
This moussaka is rich in flavour and texture and is truly satiating and comforting – it’s an absolute feast in a slice – and the ultimate expression of love.
Show your love for your friends and family by making this sensational moussaka and sharing it with them today!

Vasiliki’s Galatopita

This month’s KO Signature Recipe features Vasiliki making another one of her signature desserts, Galatopita. Although there are many variations of galatopita, this is truly one of the very best around – with its crispy, crunchy fillo; thick, creamy custard and a hint of cinnamon. It really is irresistible – especially when it has cooled just enough to set the custard, but is still warm and a little oozy!

Vasiliki’s Galatopita

This month’s KO Signature Recipe features Vasiliki making another one of her signature desserts, Galatopita. Although there are many variations of galatopita, this is truly one of the very best around – with its crispy, crunchy fillo; thick, creamy custard and a hint of cinnamon. It really is irresistible – especially when it has cooled just enough to set the custard, but is still warm and a little oozy!

KO’s Melitzanosalata

This month Eugene, who usually goes behind the camera, is going in front of the camera and presenting KO’s Melitzanosalata! Eugene learned how to make this dip during a trip to Santorini, over a decade ago, where he received a personal and impromptu lesson on grilling and smoking eggplants at Captain John’s Tavern, an isolated tavern on the beach-side of the island at that time.
Eugene has now taught our eldest to make this dip and he in turn has taught his friends, who in turn have taught their parents. Yes, it’s that good, that everyone wants to learn how to make it! Watch, learn, prepare it yourself and see how many people you inspire to learn to make this simple, yet delicious dip!

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…