Molly Yeh
Born (1989-05-22) May 22, 1989 (age 34)[1][2]
Alma materThe Juilliard School ('11)[4]
Nick Hagen
(m. 2014)

Molly Yeh (born May 22, 1989)[2] is an American cookbook author and blogger who is the host of the Food Network cooking show Girl Meets Farm.

Early life

Yeh was born and raised in Glenview, Illinois,[1][3] to Jody (née Shinbrod) and clarinetist John Bruce Yeh. Her mother is Jewish and her father is Chinese.[5][6] She has an older sister, Jenna, who is a chef, as well as a younger half sister, Mia.[7][8][9]

Yeh attended Glenbrook South High School[10] and the Midwest Young Artists Conservatory,[11] where she was a member of two percussion ensembles—The Rattan Trio [12] and Beat 3-- [13] which won consecutive gold medals (2004 and 2005) in the junior division of the Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition. She kept journals from a young age which turned into her blog in 2009.[14]

After high school, she moved to New York City to attend the Juilliard School, where she was editorial assistant and writer at The Juilliard Journal and in 2011 earned a Bachelor of Music degree in percussion.[15]


In October 2016, Yeh published her first book, Molly on the Range: Recipes and Stories from An Unlikely Life on a Farm (Rodale Books), for which she won the Judges' Choice IACP Cookbook Award in 2017.[16] In June 2018, it was announced that Yeh would be hosting a cooking show on Food Network.[5] The series, Girl Meets Farm, debuted on June 24, 2018.[17] Her eleventh season of Girl Meets Farm launched on September 4, 2022.[citation needed] Also in November 2018, she was a co-host on From the Top, a podcast showcasing young classical musicians. Yeh had previously appeared on the show twice as a teenager, in 2004 and 2007.[18] In 2021 she hosted the show Ben and Jerry's Clash of the Cones.[19] She took over as host of Spring Baking Championship for its eighth season, premiering February 28, 2022. Molly Yeh has also made a restaurant in East Grand Forks, MN, called Bernie's.[20][21]

Personal life

In 2014, Yeh married fellow Juilliard music major Nick Hagen and moved to East Grand Forks, Minnesota where Hagen is a fifth-generation farmer.[3][22][6][23]

In November 2018, Yeh announced that she and her husband were expecting their first child. On March 30, 2019, Yeh gave birth to a daughter, Bernadette Rosemary Yeh Hagen, named after her husband's great-great-grandfather Bernt (who started the Hagen farm) and her own great-great-grandfather, Bernard.[24] In September 2021, Yeh announced she and her husband were expecting their second child in February 2022.[25] Their second daughter, Ira Dorothy Yeh Hagen, was born on February 20, 2022.[26] Ira's name was suggested by Jamie, the director of photography for Girl Meets Farm.[27]


Year Title Publisher ISBN
2016 Molly on the Range: Recipes and Stories from An Unlikely Life on a Farm Rodale Books 162336695X
2018 Yogurt Short Stack Editions 0998697362
2023 Home is Where the Eggs Are HarperCollins US 0063052415


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  5. ^ a b Feller, Madison (June 21, 2018). "Food Blogger Molly Yeh Built an Empire on Rainbow Sprinkles. Now She Has Her Own Show". Elle. Hearst Communications. Retrieved July 4, 2018.
  6. ^ a b Lamb, Catherine (April 30, 2014). "7 Questions with Molly Yeh - Squarespace Blogger Interviews". Food52. Retrieved July 3, 2018.
  7. ^ "Chicago Symphony Orchestra - Clarinet - John Bruce Yeh". Chicago Symphony Orchestra. Retrieved July 4, 2018.
  8. ^ "Faculty Profile John Yeh | Roosevelt University". Roosevelt University. Retrieved July 4, 2018.
  9. ^ "John Bruce Yeh | Yamaha Artists". Yamaha Corporation. Retrieved July 4, 2018.
  10. ^ "From the Top at Carnegie Hall: Molly Yeh performer bio". Retrieved December 30, 2018.
  11. ^ "Midwest Young Artists: Molly Yeh bio (archived)". Archived from the original on July 31, 2017. Retrieved December 30, 2018.
  12. ^ "From the Top at Carnegie Hall: Show 14 highlights". Retrieved December 30, 2018.
  13. ^ "From the Top at Carnegie Hall: Beat 3". Retrieved December 30, 2018.
  14. ^ "about mynameisyeh". molly yeh.
  15. ^ "The Juilliard Journal: Molly Yeh author bio". May 23, 2012. Retrieved December 30, 2018.
  16. ^ "2017 IACP Award Winners Announced - IACP". IACP. Retrieved July 24, 2018.
  17. ^ "Girl Meets Farm TV Show: News, Videos, Full Episodes and More | TV Guide". TV Guide. CBS Interactive. Retrieved July 4, 2018.
  18. ^ "NPR's From the Top: Storrs, CT/ Show 362". From the Top. Retrieved February 26, 2020.
  19. ^ "Molly Yeh Hosts New Ice Cream Competition Ben & Jerry's: Clash of the Cones".
  20. ^ Walansky, Aly. "Molly Yeh's New Minnesota Restaurant Celebrates The Flavors Of The Midwest". Forbes. Retrieved February 13, 2023.
  21. ^ Claeson, Hanna (October 10, 2022). "Everything You Can Expect At Molly Yeh's New Restaurant - Exclusive". Tasting Table. Retrieved February 13, 2023.
  22. ^ Leite, David (October 12, 2016). "From Juilliard to rural Minnesota: Molly Yeh's unlikely culinary path | The Splendid Table". The Splendid Table. American Public Media. Retrieved July 4, 2018.
  23. ^ "How Molly Yeh Became One of the Most Popular Food Bloggers in the Game | Bon Appetit". Bon Appétit. Condé Nast. October 4, 2016. Retrieved July 3, 2018.
  24. ^ "oh baby!". molly yeh.
  25. ^ VanHoose, Benjamin (September 17, 2021). "Food Network Star Molly Yeh Is Pregnant, Expecting Baby No. 2 with Husband Nick Hagen: 'So Excited'". Retrieved January 2, 2022.
  26. ^ Yeh, Molly (February 22, 2022). "Instagram post". Instagram. Retrieved March 4, 2022.((cite web)): CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  27. ^ Sarna, Shannon (October 31, 2022). "Food Network Star Molly Yeh Is a Neurotic Jewish Parent Just Like You". Kveller. Retrieved February 13, 2023.