Star Kitchen: Tiffani Thiessen

Actress and Cooking Channel host Tiffani Thiessen shows us her California kitchen.
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Photo By: Dave Lauridsen ©dave lauridsen 2015

Photo By: Dave Lauridsen ©dave lauridsen 2015

Photo By: Dave Lauridsen ©dave lauridsen 2015

Photo By: Dave Lauridsen ©dave lauridsen 2015

Photo By: Dave Lauridsen ©dave lauridsen 2015

Tiffani's Los Angeles Kitchen

Tiffani has an audience almost every time she cooks here, whether it's friends hanging out during her frequent dinner parties or her daughter, Harper, helping with morning pancakes. "I can get more done when I'm left alone," she says, "but that can be quite boring." The actress, famous for her roles in Saved by the Bell and Beverly Hills 90210, and now host of Dinner at Tiffani's, moved into the 1920s house with her actor-painter husband, Brady Smith, in 2004. The kitchen was one of their first projects. 

Photographs by Dave Lauridsen

Seeing Double

Two ovens were a must for Tiffani: She uses them regularly for homemade pizza. She chose a big Sub-Zero refrigerator and freezer so she'd have room for leftovers after her dinner parties.

A Good Sign

Tiffani's favorite part of the kitchen is a vintage sign that bears her married last name (Smith); she found it at Big Daddy's Antiques. "We actually built those cabinets around that sign," she says.

Sturdy Surfaces

Durable countertops were essential for Tiffani. On her massive custom island she installed both butcher block and black Silestone, where she rolls out pizza dough. "It's the size of a small apartment, but I'd have gone even bigger if I could," she jokes. The island also includes a refrigerated drawer for her husband's craft beer, plus a bottle opener mounted to the butcher block.

 

Recipe Corner

"I'm cookbook crazy," Tiffani says. Her latest additions include a handful from Australia — gifts from her Aussie assistant, Vicki.

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