John Kanell: Preppy Kitchen in conversation with Ereka Vetrini

Tuesday, October 4, 2022 - 6:30pm

We are thrilled to welcome social media and culinary sensation John Kanell (@PreppyKitchen) to Darien for an exclusive book launch event to celebrate the release of The Preppy Kitchen Cookbook! John will be in conversation with television host and social media food star Ereka Vetrini (@erekav). To join in the fun and reserve your seat, please RSVP:


Decadent, delicious seasonal comfort foods and desserts you can make at home no matter what your cooking level from the beloved social media star @PreppyKitchen.

Preppy Kitchen creator John Kanell delivers his fan-favorite recipes and baked goods so everyone can create them at home. Organized by season so you can shop at peak freshness and embrace new traditions, the dishes featured in Preppy Kitchen are inspired by well-loved staples updated with a touch of Kanell’s signature sophistication.

Recipes include:
-Chive and Parmesan Buttermilk Biscuits
-Pecan Shortbread and Rosemary Caramel Bars
-Roasted Garlic and Olive-Stuffed Chicken Breasts
-Blackberry-Balsamic Pork Chops
-Apple Butter and Marzipan Bread
-Chorizo Beef Burgers with Queso and Avocado
-Fresh Tostadas with Green Tomato and Mango Salsa
-And many more!

In addition to the delicious recipes that feature tips and tricks throughout to help save time in the kitchen, Kanell includes special projects, everything from making flower arrangements and winter wreaths to pickling vegetables. Through these mouthwatering recipes, inspirational crafts, and beautiful photography, Preppy Kitchen is sure to delight longtime fans and newcomers alike.

Preppy Kitchen is now a nationally renowned cooking and baking destination, having been featured by outlets as The Drew Barrymore Show, The Today Show, The Ellen DeGeneres Show, The Kelly Clarkson Show, Good Morning America, Home & Family, PEOPLE, Vogue, ELLE Décor, Better Homes & Gardens, and Woman’s Day; and John has appeared as a guest judge on Food Network’s Chopped: Sweets Disney’s Magic-Bakeoff. John uses his decades of homegrown experience to provide fans of Preppy Kitchen with the knowledge and resources they need to create incredible recipes, whether they are an experienced chef or just picking up an apron for the first time. John and his husband Brian live on a farm in Litchfield County, Connecticut, with their twin boys, Lachlan and George. 


John Kanell is a cooking & baking expert and founder of Preppy Kitchen, a digital food and family-focused brand that empowers and inspires those who enjoy cooking at all skill levels. Kanell founded the site Preppy Kitchen in 2015 and channeled its almost-immediate success into an enormous platform with a combined following of over 8.5 million. Graduating with a bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts from UCLA, John spent over a decade teaching middle school math and science before turning his attention to creating content in the kitchen. 


Ereka Vetrini is a mother of two, food blogger, recipe developer, and first generation American-Italian. She grew up working in her family’s restaurant alongside her parents. It was there that she gained her strong work ethic as well as the secret to making the perfect pasta sauce! Motherhood inspired her to start a food blog dedicated to creating and sharing easy and delicious recipes for busy parents. In less than 2 years her recipe videos have gained her over 800K followers on social media. Before launching her career in food, Ereka was the national TV host of NBC’s In The Loop with iVillage, HGTV’s Kidspace and TLC’s Sunday Brunch as well as the on-air contributor for Allrecipes magazine. She can be found @ErekaV.

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Preppy Kitchen: Recipes for Seasonal Dishes and Simple Pleasures (A Cookbook) By John Kanell Cover Image
ISBN: 9781982178376
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: S&S/Simon Element - October 4th, 2022

Event address: 
6 Corbin Drive
Darien, CT 06820-4127