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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18 Responses to At Home in the Kitchen with Preppy Kitchen

  1. I’m soooo hungry. This post was so much fun. Thank you. xoxo Mary

  2. Jeanine Scott says:

    What a beautiful kitchen and a treat to see this fabulous cake decorated and served. A nice transition today. A very enjoyable post today. Thank you, Jeanine

  3. Franki says:

    Inspiring!! feanki

  4. Amanda Moore says:

    Congratulations on doing kitchens!!!!!! You’re the best!!

  5. Gorgeous kitchen space. Thank you

  6. futuret says:

    I REALLY DO NOT CARE FOR THE TYPE OF GREEN THAT MAKES UP THE STOVE, BUT I AM IN LOVE WITH THE VIDEO. AS A TROPICAL BEACH LADY I LOVE COLOURS FULL OF LIFE, NOT DARK, BLAND, NOR NEUTRAL. KEEP THE VIDEOS AND BLOG COMING!!!

  7. Patrick says:

    Love your blog and your videos. Hmmmmm…not sure on this one.

  8. JY says:

    Thank you for hosting! This was a FABULOUS segment! What a beautiful kitchen! Loved the oven, pots, island, cake, etc!! Thank you!!

  9. Kathleen Scheinfeld says:

    I am literally drooling. Not just because of the yummy cake but that is truly a dream
    kitchen. Well done. Can’t wait for more kitchens they are truly my passion.
    A huge thank you.

  10. SM Gartman says:

    What a great kitchen – everything looks perfect and convenient – I truly have Kitchen envy! And what a creative and nice guy! Thank you for this video and a peek inside the Preppy Kitchen.

  11. Rebecca says:

    Thank you! It is always great fun to get a peek inside other homemaker’s cabinets and drawers! I would love to see the rest of his house as well. The kitchen is lovely.

  12. Liz says:

    John’s creativity is inspiring. Thank you for sharing!

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  14. Darsh Rana says:

    if you have such beautiful kitchen you can not leave it with out cooking.

  15. Blake Riley says:

    Loved how you guys did the kitchen and definitely gonna try John’s Vanilla’s Cake Recipe and will rate it on his blog for sure.

  16. Robbin says:

    Beautiful kitchen … Inspires for cooking … Thanks for sharing:)

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    This is the best write up at the home in the kitchen with preppy kitchen. I really loved it and thank you very much for sharing this with us. You have a great visualization and you have really presented this content in a really good manner.

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