Donal Skehan
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  • Huge congrats to the winner of #JuniorMasterChef 2014- the brilliant Phoebe! Myself and @johntorodecooks are super proud! Really brilliant series this year- so inspiring to see such enthusiastic young cooks- hope the show inspires lots more young cooks to get cooking! :)
  • Joe Caulfield my next door neighbour is on #DonalsIrishFEAST tonight! He catches some of the best lobster in #Howth! :)
  • It's all about Dublin tonight on #DonalsIrishFEAST! Peter & Vlad from one of Dublin's best little sour dough bakeries, @arunbakery will be on RTÉ One at 7pm! 🍞
  • 'Twas the panto before Christmas 2009! I was Peter Pan, @bprdowling was a very fabulous Captain Hook and @mastylee was Tinker Bell! #tbt
  • Very foggy but sun came out! Really beautiful day! :)
  • Despite the cold Max went for a swim!
  • Beautiful cliff walk in #Howth this morning before heading to Limerick today! #ireland
  • French onion soup kind of day? MAIS OUI! Try the recipe this evening- C'est délicieux! Find it on DonalSkehan.com... #Recipeoftheday
  • A little bit of Max action from earlier today! Hello Max! :)
  • Mini sticky toffee baked Alaska on my youtube channel tonight! Little sneak peek recipe from my brand new series #donalsirishfeast starting this Thursday on Irish screens! :)
  • Junior MasterChef is back today! Hitting CBBC at 4.30pm with myself, @johntorode1 and 4 budding young brilliant cooks! Make sure to tune in and set to record! :) #JuniorMasterChef
  • Potato, cheese and thyme tart in my Irish independent column today- will stick the recipe up on the blog soon! :)
  • Happy Swedish Kladkakka Day! This my triple layer version with a cream cheese frosting- recipe on my blog! :) #kladdkakansdag
  • Having such a brilliant time on the #KitchenHeroLive Tour around Ireland! Cooking up delicious dishes in theatre venues! In Castlebar tonight with a great crowd- yeehaw! :)
  • Just spent the evening with these crazy Swedish mofo's in the #mittkök studio! Filming new recipes for Sweden! :)
  • Pear frangipane tarts in my Irish Independent Weekend Magazine column today- will stick the recipe on my blog next week! :)
  • Happy Halloween!!! What are cooking today? Lots of Halloween recipes up on my blog including these creepy chocolate eyeballs! 🎃👻
  • Myself and @JohnTorode1 are back with a brand new series of #JuniorMasterChef kicking off on the 10th of November on CBBC! Lots of a brilliant young cooks showcasing their cooking skills! :)
  • Sweet and savoury sticky rice dumplings: sweet green bean paste coated in sesame seeds and aromatic pork mince- deep fried until crisp and bloomin delish! #donalvietnam
  • Last lunch in Vietnam- delicious Bun Cha- a feast of chargrilled pork, rice vermicelli noodles, lots off fresh herbs with a sweet and spicy dipping sauce! Will so miss the street food here! #donalvietnam
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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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