An Irishman Abroad

Donal Skehan (returns): Episode 207

September 2, 2017

Having first appeared on the podcast over three years ago, celebrity cook, author and TV presenter, Donal Skehan, returns to the show this week from his home in LA where he now presents on the Food Network. Donal tells us the incredible journey that he has been on in recent years, which amounted to him working so hard that he was hospitalised with exhaustion (5:00). Donal opens up about battling loneliness (35:00), how he and his wife carefully control what of their private life is let into the public domain (39:00) and how he dealt with rejection when trying to break onto American screens (24:00).

From his pastry fail live on BBC’s Saturday Kitchen (18:00), to scolding himself in front of a live audience (22:00), how he cannot make macarons (54:00), learning to spot the Hollywood bullshit (29:00) and much more, this is a great conversation with one of Ireland’s most well known personalities who is currently on the cusp of making it big in America.

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