Los Angeles living agrees with TV cook Donal Skehan and his wife Sofie, even more so since the arrival of
baby Noah nine months ago.

On a recent trip home to publicise his new book, he spoke to Stephen Meyler of the RTÉ Guide about life in California, the call of home and how a baby has made shopping lists essential. Get a sneak peek below.

"There’s also a market I go to on Sundays called Smorgasburg and it’s basically where Instagram food trends go to, eh, begin.

"They have all sorts of multi-coloured dumplings and at one point they had this thing called a Japanese raindrop cake, made with agar and different tea powders so it’s a completely transparent dome shape – it kind of looks like an implant.

"This place champions new food trends which are always interesting to see, but with the more crazy things, we need to distil them so we don’t feel like we’ve joined a cult, and make them more adaptable to normal life.

Donal Skehan
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Elsewhere in this week's RTÉ Guide

  • Brendan Grace Michael Doherty meets the legendary funnyman
  • Georgie Crawford The Spin FM reporter talks to Darragh McManus about staying positive in the aftermath of cancer
  • Darina Allen As the chef releases a collection of some of her favourite recipes, she chats to Janice Butler about life in Ballymaloe.
  • Donal Skehan The popular chef tells Stephen Meyler about life as a dad in LA
  • Brendan Courtney The award-winning presenter is back with another series of This Crowded House
  • Jenny Dixon Julie Lordan gets the lowdown on Kerrie-Ann’s shock exit from Fair City
  • Radio heads Meet the four new inductees into the IMRO Hall of Fame