Search to find the ‘most imaginative meal-makers’

Popular cook and television presenter, Donal Skehan has once again joined with banana importers Fyffes, this time in search of Ireland’s most imaginative meal-makers, their quest being to find the most delicious dish, savoury or sweet, in which a banana is the key ingredient.

By Dan Walsh

In a competition open to all the family, home cooks throughout Wexford and beyond are being invited to join a search to find Ireland’s most imaginative meal-makers.

Leading the search is well-known television cook, Donal Skehan, supported by banana importers Fyffes, whose previous collaborations led to the discovery of Ireland’s most creative banana bread bakers and banana dessert makers.

In the competition two years ago Niamh Goodison, a 20-years old third level student from Wexford Town, won the ‘best vegan recipe’ award for her banana bread creation.

This year, Skehan has broadened his search to include any dish on the menu from first to final course, his invitation being to create the most delicious dish, savoury or sweet, in which a banana is the key ingredient. 

Winning creations, to be judged by Skehan, will see rewards presented to the overall winner and best in category entries – including junior entrants, best breakfast, savoury, dessert, no bake and vegan. Entries close August 4th. Details on Facebook ( and Instagram (

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