Molly Yeh recently moved from Brooklyn to a sugar beet farm outside of the North Dakota-Minnesota border, where her husband is a fifth-generation farmer. She spends her days baking, writing, photographing, and navigating the new-to-her upper Midwestern cuisine, like vegetable-less salads and tater tot hotdish.
She documents her adventures in her blog, my name is yeh, which was named Saveur’s 2015 Blog of the Year and Yahoo’s 2014 Blog of the Year. Molly’s work has appeared in Saveur, Food & Wine, Condé Nast Traveler, Food52, Kinfolk, and Modern Farmer, and she was featured by the New York Times in a video about the Norwegian flatbread Lefse. In her first book, Molly on the Range: Recipes and Stories from an Unlikely Life on a Farm, Molly expands on her life as a modern day Pioneer Woman with a collection of stories and recipes inspired by her Chinese and Jewish heritage, suburban 90’s upbringing, her worldwide travels, and her new Midwestern farm life.
Outside of the kitchen, Molly is a Juilliard-trained percussionist and has performed with orchestras around the world, in off-Broadway theater, and as the glockenspielest for the pop-band San Fermin. She is mama to 12 hens who are all named Macaroni and one rooster named Tofu.