Chef Donal Skehan coming to Savour Kilkenny

Irish chef Donal Skehan is confirmed to attend this year’s Savour Kilkenny Food Festival from October 28-31 and will showcase Irish craft as he “cooks up a storm”.

Irish chef Donal Skehan is confirmed to attend this year’s Savour Kilkenny Food Festival from October 28-31 and will showcase Irish craft as he “cooks up a storm”.

Donal is being brought to Kilkenny by Savour Kilkenny Food Festival and the Crafts Council of Ireland to mark Year of Craft 2011. He will be giving a cooking demonstration on October 29 combined with showcasing the work of local craftspeople. A champion of home cooking, a photographer and a food writer, the 25-year-old started his own blog thegoodmoodfoodblog.com in 2007 where he writes about his food adventures and recipes.

After six months blogging, he was approached by Irish Publishing house Mercier Press to write a cookbook based around his recipes. The success of the book led to TV and radio appearances, including Ireland AM, The Afternoon Show, ICE, Nationwide, Market Kitchen in the UK, The Ian Dempsey Breakfast Show and The Tubridy Show.

Savour Kilkenny will also feature Kilkenny’s own chefs, Edward Hayden and Ann Neary, following their success at last year’s event.

For more information on the festival go to www.savourkilkenny.com. Application forms for stall holders, volunteers and masterchef competition are available on www.savourkilkenny.com.