is an irish food writer, food photographer and broadcaster
In an effort to take Harvest Hangs global we caught up with Donal Skehan across the interwebs to ask him some curly food questions and what this Irishman really thinks of Australia.
We originally connected with Donal Skehan on YouTube. He’s an irish food writer, food photographer and broadcaster whose food channel is mouthwateringly good and just a tad more on the “naughty” side then what we’re used to, which is why we love it so much!
1. What’s a typical food day in the life of Donal Skehan (warts and all)?
Everyday is different, but the one thing that is fairly constant is time spent with my dog Max. We head out early for a walk on the cliffs close to my house where you get the most amazing sunrises and beautiful views across Dublin Bay.
After that it depends, some days we might be shooting food photography which means the house gets transformed into a studio, other days I might be out shooting for my Irish TV series. There’s always something different going on, but it generally revolves around food!
2. If there was one dish that could describe your personality what would it be?
Tough question! I guess the sort of food I love to cook is packed with flavour and ingredients that knock your socks off. I cook a lot of Asian dishes for those exact reasons, though I’m not sure if that reflects my personality!
3. When you think of Australia what are the first three things that come to mind?
Skippy, Neighbours & Home & Away! When I was growing up that was all we watched on TV!
4. What traditional Irish dish would you love to see Bondi Harvest tackle?
You gotta try making a traditional Irish stew. Sweet and tender lamb with carrots and potatoes in a rich broth – delicious!
Also we have a brilliant tea cake we make around this time of year called Barmbrack, it’s packed with tea soaked fruit and is really dense and moist!
5. Desert Island. Three foods. Go…
BACON! Avocados. Limes.
6. What dish/ingredient is your behind-closed-doors guilty pleasure?
Our Saturday night treat is this delicious homemade buffalo spatchcock chicken, it is literally the best thing EVER! I’ve made it on my YouTube channel and it always goes down a storm!
7. An expensive french brie or a decadent chocolate dessert?
Can I have both? I used to be all about gooey warm chocolate desserts but now my arm could be twisted by a good cheese and here in Ireland we have some of the best in the world!