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The Papaya Podcast

Nov 7, 2022

We want more home cooked meals, but it’s overwhelming and frustrating and we need a change! Today we get down to how to be successful in the kitchen, the value (not hindrance) of having kids get involved and a whole lot about the brilliant combination of teaching + recipes. 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 channelled its almost-immediate success into an enormous platform with a combined following of over 8.5 million. John spent over a decade teaching middle school math and science before turning his attention to creating content in the kitchen. 


Preppy Kitchen is now a nationally renowned cooking and baking destination, featured by 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. 


You find John’s new book wherever books are sold and follow along on socials @PreppyKitchen or


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