Unlock Your Inner Chef with Libraries NI’s Free Online Cookery Demos with Ricky Robinson

Unlock Your Inner Chef with Libraries NI’s Free Online Cookery Demos with Ricky Robinson
Published 09 Feb 2024

Chef Ricky Robinson holding a plate of tasty foodLibraries NI is inviting everyone to embark on an exciting culinary adventure as we host a series of online Give It A Go Cookery Demonstrations to help you master the art of cooking on a budget and create delicious meals that will leave your taste buds dancing with joy.

Participants will be treated to five online Cookery Demonstrations hosted by Ricky Robinson, a self-taught home cook and winner of BBC Farm to Feast Season 2. The first session takes place via Zoom on Wednesday 14 February at 11:00am.

During these demonstrations, Ricky will guide you through the process of preparing mouth-watering meals that won't break the bank including Fake-Aways, Winter Warmers, Quick Cooks and One Pot Wonders.
Since appearing on BBC Farm to Feast, Ricky has had recipes published in newspapers including the Belfast Telegraph and the Irish News and has featured on BBC Radio Ulster. With live food demos and a series of sold-out live cook-along sessions under his belt, whether you're a seasoned home chef or a beginner in the kitchen, with tips and tricks from Ricky, you'll be able to whip up these culinary delights effortlessly in no time.

Ricky Robinson spoke of the events;

“I’m really looking forward to participating in the Libraries NI ‘Give It A Go’ online events. I’m a home cook at heart and good quality meals made from fresh, healthy ingredients is what my cooking style is all about. I can’t wait to share some of my favourite recipes and encourage everyone to give it a go!”

So, why not give it a go? Join us for our online cookery demonstrations and let us help you discover the joy of cooking. Get ready to impress your family and friends with your newfound culinary skills and create meals that are not only delicious but also easy on your pocket.

These events are all free to attend, simply register your interest by clicking the links below.


Wednesday 6 March

11:00am – 12 noon


One Pot Wonders


The session will feature a recipe that requires only one pot, emphasising ease, convenience, and minimal waste. Learn how to make a hearty vegetable tagine.

Register for this session here


Wednesday 13 March

11:00am – 12 noon


Quick Cooks


This class features a quick-to-prepare recipe, ideal for busy lifestyles without sacrificing nutritional value. The session will demonstrate how to make a chickpea and spinach curry.

Register for this session here