Molly Yeh
Born (1989-05-22) May 22, 1989 (age 33)[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 ninth season of Girl Meets Farm launches on September 19, 2021.[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.

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][20][6][21]

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.[22] In September 2021, Yeh announced she and her husband were expecting their second child in February 2022.[23] Their second daughter, Ira Dorothy Yeh Hagen, was born on February 20, 2022.[24]


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


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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. ^ 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.
  21. ^ "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.
  22. ^ "oh baby!". molly yeh.
  23. ^ 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.
  24. ^ Yeh, Molly (February 22, 2022). "Instagram post". Instagram. Retrieved March 4, 2022.((cite web)): CS1 maint: url-status (link)