Cooking the Books

Join Anne for a day of food and chat, and learn to make Hermes’s favourite dishes at home.


OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERALove Greek food? If the delectable dishes described in the Greek Detective books make your mouth water, why not join Anne as she shares some of her Greek kitchen secrets?

She’ll show you how easy it is to prepare authentic taverna favourites like rich beef stifado, quick but clever ways with seafood and vegetables and even Hermes’s beloved creamy custard bougatsa.

Bougatsa 2You’ll enjoy a tasty Greek-style lunch and discover what makes the very best olive oil, and at the end of the day you’ll take away everything you cook – starter, main course and dessert, all prepared using top-quality fresh ingredients.

The class is suitable for all abilities, whether you’re a pro in the kitchen or struggle to slice an onion. There’ll be help on hand for those who need it – all you need to bring is your enthusiasm, and a healthy appetite for Greek food.

The fee includes refreshments and a light Greek lunch. Sorry, the course is not suitable for vegetarians.

Make a Break of it in Beautiful Bakewell


Our venue is a fully equipped cookery school in Bakewell, a chocolate-box pretty market town at the heart of the Peak District National Park and home of one of British baking’s most iconic desserts. So why not stay an extra day or two and make time to visit Chatsworth, Lyme Park or Haddon Hall, or lace up your walking boots and head for Derbyshire’s  beautiful moorlands and hills?

Places are very limited, so early booking is recommended.


Date – Thursday 23rd October 2014
10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Hartingtons, Bakewell, Derbyshire


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