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Preppy Kitchen: An Evening with Chef John Kanell

The Book Stall (811 Elm Street) is thrilled to welcome sensational chef John Kanell, as he presents his new cookbook, Preppy Kitchen: Recipes for Seasonal Dishes and Simple Pleasures on Wednesday, October 12 at 6:30 pm. Mr. Kanell delivers fan-favorite recipes and baked goods everyone can create 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. This event is free, registration is required. Please CLICK HERE to register or visit the Book Stall website. Attendees must purchase their copies from The Book Stall.

More About the Cookbook: Preppy Kitchen features decadent, seasonal comfort foods and desserts from the beloved social media star that you can make at home, no matter your cooking level. In addition to delicious recipes that feature tips to help save time in the kitchen, the cookbook 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.

More About the Author: Cooking and baking expert John Kanell is the founder of Preppy Kitchen, a digital food and family-focused brand that empowers and inspires those who enjoy cooking at all skill levels. John 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. 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. John has also appeared as a guest judge on Food Network’s Chopped: Sweets and has been a recurring judge on Disney’s Magic Bake Off. John uses his decades of homegrown experience to provide fans of Preppy Kitchen with the knowledge and resources they need to create indelible recipes. John and his husband Brian live on a farm in Litchfield County, Connecticut, with their young twin boys.

The Book Stall is an independent bookstore and cultural institution on Chicago’s North Shore. We’re known for our great selection of books, cards, and gifts, as well as our long-running author event series. Learn more at


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