Thursday July 16, 2020

Taste of home: Donal Skehan returns from LA and rediscovers his roots

The chef’s time in California with his family introduced him to an excitingly broad diversity of cuisines – but coming home finds him reinvigorated by Irish food in all its diversity and simplicity

30th May, 2020
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When Donal Skehan and his wife Sofie decided to move back to Ireland in 2020 they never imagined the circumstances under which that would take place. Rather than saying a long, leisurely goodbye to Los Angeles, the town they had called home since 2016, the couple barely had time to enjoy a final farewell with the friends who’d become like family to them over the course of four exciting years.

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