Donal Skehan
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  • Did you spot #JuniorMasterChef on BBC Two this morning? It was all about chocolate- if you're still craving some check out my chocolate ginger truffle recipe on the blog- they make for great edible gifts! :)
  • Oh hello old friend! #ireland #howth
  • Good morning sunshine! #howth #ireland #maxthedog
  • Also am now obsessed with Raw Cacoa Nib Toffee- creamy, sweet, crunchy and bloomin delish! @susanjanekitchen has me completely converted! Very persuasive lady! :)
  • Beautiful little buckwheat pancakes from @thehappypearfood dudes early! So delicious! :)
  • Just made the healthiest pancakes in the world with these two nutters @thehappypearfood- Coming to youtube very soon! :)
  • Learning all things healthy & nutritious from the very glamorous and inspirational @SusanJaneKitchen! Coming to my youtube channel very soon! :)
  • I know what I'll be baking with this Christmas! Very cool! Thanks @NielsenMasseyUK! :)
  • Not a fan of Xmas cake? Try my Sticky Toffee Figgy Pudding as a great festive alternative! #Recipeoftheday
  • Hurtling down Sweden's west coast by train on the way to Copenhagen and then home to Dublin for Christmas this evening! Hej då Sverige! Vi ses snart x
  • Love love loving this brilliant new book from @linda_lomelino! One of the most beautiful cookbooks this year with wonderful advice for food photography...
  • Coffee and a cardamom bun in Göteborg this morning! #sweden #göteborg
  • Artilleriet- the coolest interiors shop in #Gothenburg... #sweden
  • Had a brilliant lunch at Lagerhuset in Gothenburg today- simple Swedish food - meat and fish, great greens, and simple salads served up in cool retro TV dinner lunch trays! #sweden
  • Aussie presents from the brill @mycupcakeaddiction! Elise has given specific instructions on how to loose my Tim Tam virginity and sent on a copy of the cookbook that I chose every birthday cake I had growing up from! So cool! Thanks Elise! :)
  • Christmas shopping in Gothenburg! #sweden
  • #winterwalks #sweden #tjolöholm
  • Big hello from not so snowy Sweden! Went to the beautiful Tjolöholm Castle for a windy Winter walk today- now back home making a saffron fish soup for 18 Swedes- let's hope they like it! :)
  • Christmas rocky road recipe video up on my youtube channel today! Make sure you head over and check it out! Link in my profile! :) ⛄️
  • Happy Friday! It's Gingerbread Muffin time! :)
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Kitchen Hero in GERMAN!

HOW COOL IS THIS!!! Late last year I got word that my Kitchen Hero book had been sold to Germany and now finally a few months later I have it in my hands! It just arrived in the post this morning and it’s so cool looking- They’ve redesigned the cover art but apart from that and it obviously being in German it’s pretty much the same!  It’s quite amusing to read all the titles which have now been translated, my particular favourite has to be WODKA PENNE!

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The Today Show Appearance…

It’s crazy I’ve been straight back in to filming this week so the NYC trip completely feels like a blur at this stage!  Someone tweeted me a link to this clip a few days ago and watching it back was totally surreal.  If you didn’t manage to see it, you can take a look below.  Just a quick warning though there is a lot of mildly inappropriate touching, drinking and dodgy Irish accents and that was just Kathie Lee and Hoda!  Those ladies know how to have a good time! :)

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Stockholm Calling!

After a very sleepy flight from NYC to Stockholm via Oslo, I landed to realize that I had forgotten my glasses and only had a few pairs of contacts which needed to be saved.  Without glasses or contacts I’m as blind as a bat, so my journey from Arlanda airport to Stockholm’s central station involved a lot of squinting and feeling my way round!  I arrived in Stockholm at about 11am and thankfully I was staying in the Radisson hotel just around the corner from the central station so it wasn’t to hard to find!  I was greeted by Michael from Tourism Ireland who had been planning the St. Patricks day event for months, and despite giving him heart failure when I told him there was a possibility we might not make it because of the Today Show, he was glad to see me!

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Delicious Magazine- Home Cook School!

Make sure to pick up a copy of this months Delicious Magazine because I am so thrilled to announce that I am now a regular contributor! There are certain things as a food blogger, you can only hope and dream about, one of those things for me has always been to be featured in Delicious!  I’ve been collecting issues for years so I was so excited when the wonderful editor Karen Barnes and food editor Lizzie Kamenetzky asked me to become a regular contributor earlier this year.

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New York and NBC’s Today Show Appearance!

Wow oh wow! What a crazy few hours!  It’s all such a blur but so much fun.  Arrived in New York on Tuesday afternoon and we headed straight to the NBC studios to meet our fantastic contact there, Kate, for a quick walk through of the recipe and ingredients.  The team Bianca and Lish were so nice and so helpful, everything was laid out and unlike live cookery spots in Ireland there was very little cooking involved and it was really more about talking through the stages.  So, confident I had everything in check, we headed off for a wander down Broadway to take in some of the sights and sounds of NYC.  It’s really a city which just whisks you up in it’s own excitement, like getting on a roller-coaster it just completely bombards you with neon lights, beeping horns and some of the most calorific food in the world!  There is nothing to but get swept up in the excitement and although I was completely wrecked, we managed to fit in a delicious vegetarian meal in the massive Italian emporium Eataly close to Union Square.  After food and a glass of wine, I was literally falling asleep on my feet so we headed back to the hotel, where I slept like a log!

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Appearance On NBC’s Today Show!

OH MY GOD! I am pinching myself, tomorrow morning I’m flying from Dublin to NEW YORK CITY to appear on NBC’s Today Show!  Last week I got an email out of the blue asking if I would like to appear on the show, and of course my answer was a total resounding YES!  It’s going to be a bit of a whirlwind week because after I’ve been on the Today Show I’m flying straight from JFK to Stockholm to speak at an awards ceremony in association with Tourism Ireland’s global greening project before the Hötorget buildings in the city turn green.

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Kitchen Makeover!

I cannot believe we are already four days into filming for the second series of Kitchen Hero.  It’s all been a bit of a blur since I blogged last week…  The kitchen for the set has had a total overhaul turning from a very simple white to a very shiny and sparkly red colour.  I really love it and it makes such a big difference on camera!

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