At Home in the Kitchen with Preppy Kitchen

Over the years, many of you readers and viewers have requested to see more kitchens in the homes featured in our video series, so I am delighted to announce we have created an entire new sub-series, At Home in the Kitchen, focusing on the stylish kitchens of designers and tastemakers incorporating design advice and some cooking/baking as well! We are excited to kick it all off with John Kanell, creator of Preppy Kitchen, the über popular food blog and YouTube cooking and baking sensation.

Growing up in Los Angeles, John found constant inspiration in the kitchen, watching, helping and learning from his mother, who made every meal from scratch. After completing a degree in fine arts at UCLA, followed by a decade of teaching middle school math and science in LA, John decided to follow his lifelong passion and Preppy Kitchen was born. John, his husband Brian and twin sons Lachlan and George, recently made the big move east to Connecticut where they are now enjoying New England life while they renovate their new home.

John Kanell of Preppy Kitchen and Susanna Salk via QuintessenceAfter meeting Susanna at a local book signing for At Home with Dogs and Their Designers,  the two immediately bonded and John enlisted her help in decorating their dining room. And when the redo of his spectacular studio kitchen was finished, we knew John was the perfect subject to debut our new series!! 

Lacanche stove in Preppy Kitchen kitchen via QuintessenceFrom tips on organization and storage (as well as a look at his gorgeous new Lacanche range, above) to watching John expertly decorate the most decadent cake that’s beautiful inside and out (and as delicious – trust me!), you’ll be informed and inspired! So thank you John, we are thrilled to debut At Home in the Kitchen with you!

Preppy Kitchen Naked Cake via Quintessenceall photos by Stacey Bewkes for Quintessence

Don’t forget to try John’s delicious Naked Vanilla Cake at home – recipe and full instructions on his blog! And be sure to follow John on Instagram and YouTube, where he shares new cooking and baking episodes every Tuesday and Thursday at 3pm EST!


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