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12 Things You Didn't Know About Donal Skehan

You know Donal as a mentor on Food Network Star Kids, but did you know this Irishman is an avid Ina Garten fan? Find out more trivia.
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First Dish He Made on His Own: Sweet Treats

"I had this really cool, old kids' book. And it was a kids' cookery book, and so I used to just cook my way through that. So it was probably a pastry. As far as I remember it was either a pastry or pancakes, because those were the two things."

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His Favorite TV Shows: Food Network and Beyond

"I am in love with Ina Garten, I love Barefoot Contessa and I actually love a lot of the traditional cooking shows. So, you know, for us there are a lot of great chefs in Ireland and in the U.K., but I love the Americans as well, and Ina Garten is like classic American cooking, so I love her. And I absolutely love House of Cards. I’m a big lover of the kind of American crime series and things like that. Bloodline I’ve been watching on Netflix. And of course lots of Food Network shows as well."

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His Favorite Burger Topping: Classic Combo

"Blue cheese and bacon."

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His Favorite Vacation Spot: Can’t Pick Just One

"I wish I had a better answer for this, because my big thing is I travel all over the world, so every place is new, so I try not to go back to the same places. But my wife is Swedish, so we tend to take our summer vacations on the west coast of Sweden. So that tends to be the place we go to, but I absolutely love L.A." 

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