Donal Skehan
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  • Recording voiceovers this morning with @lockybutler for @foodnetworkuk! Show starts in April! :) #donalvietnam #FollowDonal
  • Good morning from Max! Who's got that Friday feeling?! 🎉
  • Ridonculously delicious spiraliser salad up on my YouTube channel this evening! Packed with great Thai flavours its guaranteed to make take the kitchen gadget out of its box more then once! :)
  • Just got back to Dublin and @rachelkhooks brand new book is on my desk! Cannot wait to check it out- beautiful styling, photography from @davidloftus and wonderfully delicious and innovative collection of recipes! Check it out- it's in shops now! 👍
  • Fantastic meal at Lilla Ego in Stockholm last night- highlight meal of the year so far! Really cool little restaurant, totally relaxed vibe and the food was incredible- ate: Gruyere (Semla) bun with seasonal mushrooms, pickled green tomatoes and pine, for main: duck breast with roast celaric, orange zest and beetroot! Only regret was I didn't have room for dessert! Tack @lillaegokrog!
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  • Good Morning! Last day filming in sunny Stockholm! Unfortunately no sun in the warehouse we're shooting in and didn't finish last night till 8, so had to jump out for a quick stroll to soak up some vitamin D! ☀️#stockholm
  • Good morning from sunny Stockholm! More filming for #mittkök today! Think I may be loosing my mind- thought I lost my laptop this morning at breakfast- had the whole place looking for it, it was in my room... #facepalm #needmoresleep
  • Brilliant Fish & kinda chips with minty mushy peas over on my YouTube channel! The kinda chips are crispy hasselback potatoes- love making these and they go great with the crunch of that crispy beer batter! :)
  • Good morning from Stockholm! :)
  • Brown butter cod with crispy potatoes, leek, carrot and lentils for Sunday lunch @gunneboslott! Really simple flavours but so bloody good!
  • Saluhall Briggen- cool covered food market in #göteborg, the building used to be an old fire station...
  • Fish tacos baby! Oh yeah! :) #tacosandtequilagbg
  • Scallop ceviche with poblano chilli, lime, coriander and sweet popcorn at #tacosandtequilagbg in Göteborg... Really great fresh flavours, textures and just the right amount of spice...
  • Bubbling caramelised banana pancakes plus 3 great ways with the mighty crepe! :)
  • Morning! Currently obsessed with these dinner rolls topped with Irish cheese! So easy and love that they are tear and share- have a video recipe for them coming up soon as a collab with the brill @thedomesticgeek1! :) #paddysdaycollab
  • Happy Chinese New Year guys! I've got a delicious leftover egg fried rice recipe video over on my YouTube channel- perfect for all the celebrations but also great cheap student food and a super simple supper! :)
  • Max is off to stay at his granny and grandads! In the excitement he jumped into the front seat and knew he was in trouble! #guilty #maxthedog
  • Just doing a spot of green rice harvesting in Vietnam as you do! #tbt my new series #FollowDonal starts in April on @foodnetworkuk! 🎉
  • Happy Pancake Tuesday! How many pancakes have you eaten today? I've got 3 brilliant ways to top them over on my youtube channel! :)
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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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