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'I collapsed in a street market, I had burnt out' - Donal Skehan

John Meagher talks to new Weekend food writer Donal Skehan about burning out in his twenties, his first US TV show being canned and why it makes sense to start thinking about coming home

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Noah, Donal and Sofie. Photo: Victoria Wall Harris

Noah, Donal and Sofie. Photo: Victoria Wall Harris

Chef Donal Skehan. Photo: Victoria Wall Harris

Chef Donal Skehan. Photo: Victoria Wall Harris

Donal and Sofie moved to LA three years ago, and it was there that Noah was born. Photo: Victoria Wall Harris

Donal and Sofie moved to LA three years ago, and it was there that Noah was born. Photo: Victoria Wall Harris

Donal and Sofie are excited about their impending arrival. Photo: Victoria Wall Harris

Donal and Sofie are excited about their impending arrival. Photo: Victoria Wall Harris

Doting dad: Donal with son Noah. Photo: Victoria Wall Harris

Doting dad: Donal with son Noah. Photo: Victoria Wall Harris

Super Food in Minutes by Donal Skehan

Super Food in Minutes by Donal Skehan

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Noah, Donal and Sofie. Photo: Victoria Wall Harris

The seating area outside the studios at RTÉ's Radio Centre is not the most glamorous of environments, but it was there that this writer first met Donal Skehan more than a decade ago.

Both of us were booked to go on John Murray's morning show and he had brought a large Tupperware container filled with chocolate brownies. He offered me one - and it was delicious. I had never heard of him before that, but his food blog had been getting attention and it turned out he was something of a natural-born broadcaster.


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