Thursday 21 November 2019

Irish chef Donal Skehan lands international book deal

Donal Skehan
Donal Skehan
Donal Skehan with his Swedish wife-to-be Sophie Larrson
Jamie Oliver pictured with Donal Skehan

Ruth Cawley

The future of Irish chef Donal Skehan is in safe hands after the signing of his new book deal which will see his books in shops worldwide.

Publishers Hodder and Stoughton purchased the international rights to Donal’s new cookbook set to hit shelves this October.

Featured in this cookbook are recipes for home-cooked and healthy ‘eating for energy’ dishes which could see him make it big stateside.

The Weekend Magazine columnist’s four cookbooks have already been translated into German and Swedish and his popular cookery series’ have featured on channels in Ireland, Brazil, France and the UK.

Read more: Donal Skehan's black forest brownie trifle

Speaking of the new deal Donal said: “I am so thrilled to be joining the family at Hodder with a book which I am incredibly proud of.”

Donal Skehan
Donal Skehan
Donal Skehan with his Swedish wife-to-be Sophie Larrson
Jamie Oliver pictured with Donal Skehan

The self proclaimed home-cook from Howth in Dublin has recently joined forces with Jamie Oliver and regularly features on his Youtube Channel Food Tube. The Irish chef has himself accumulated more than 150,000 followers on the video hosting website.

As well as being a household name in Ireland and the UK, the chef’s star is also rising in Sweden where he has become a regular on Swedish Breakfast show Mitt Kök.

Read more: Donal Skehan meets 'the spice king of Ireland' Arun Kapil

Speaking of Donal Hodder & Stoughton’s Lifestyle Editor Sarah Hammond said: “Watching Donal on TV or YouTube, it’s impossible not to be caught up in his energy or enthusiasm.”

 “In his new cookbook, Donal will share his recipes to help you feel great without sacrificing flavour or simplicity,” she said.

Despite his incredibly busy schedule the author also plans to wed his long-term girlfriend Sofie Larson later this year.

The pair became engaged in May 2014.

"I have been planning to do it for the last few months and when we booked a weekend break to one of the most romantic cities in the world, I knew the time was right," he said at the time.

"With a thumping heart and a view of the Eiffel Tower, I took out the ring and said those very real words, “Will you marry me?

"After leaving me hanging with lots of gasping, I put on the ring on her finger and she said yes!  A pretty perfect weekend, all said and done."

Online Editors

Editors Choice

Also in Life