Minnesota Grower's Wife Joins Food Network

Published online: May 16, 2018 News
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Source: AgDaily

A Minnesota sugarbeet grower's wife, best known for her popular blog and bestselling cookbook, is getting her own show this summer on the Food Network, Girl Meets Farm.

A transplant from city to farm life who has embraced her new home, Molly Yeh welcomes viewers to her cozy farmhouse on the Minnesota-North Dakota border and shares her love for the country life. The Food Network series celebrates the very best of Molly’s food, with recipes inspired by her Jewish and Chinese heritage and a taste of the Midwest. With fresh, tasty ideas and food that’s both delicious and beautiful, the seven-episode series brings inspiration and fun into kitchens across the country. Girl Meets Farm premieres June 24 at 11a.m. eastern time.

“Molly is full of life and her unlikely journey from the big city to a food-centered life on a Midwest farm is fascinating,” said Courtney White, executive vice president of programming for the Food Network and HGTV. “Her passion for food, her family and farm life are front and center in all of her recipes, which are truly written from the heart.”

In the premiere episode, Yeh makes a delicious buffet for her sister-in-law Anna’s baby shower. On the menu are fish tacos with crunchy cabbage slaw and cilantro dressing, pigs in a blanket with harissa ketchup and honey mustard, and Molly’s signature meatball sliders with a twist. Then Yeh’s baked donuts with rhubarb, blood orange and blueberry glaze take center stage on the dessert table. Upcoming episode themes include family visits, girl’s brunch, farm supper and a special anniversary celebration, along with Molly’s recipes for garlic and onion challah, dark chocolate scone loaf with marzipan, and scallion pancakes with maple carrot slaw.

Yeh is the author of the International Association of Culinary Professionals award-winning cookbook Molly on the Range. She is the creator of the critically-acclaimed and highly popular food and lifestyle brand my name is yeh, which has been recognized by the likes of the New York Times, Food & Wine, New York Magazine, Saveur (“Blog of the Year”), and Yahoo! (“Food Blog of the Year”). She was also on Forbes’ “30 Under 30” list for 2017.

Yeh grew up in the Chicago suburbs with a Chinese father and Jewish mother, followed by a post-high school life in New York City studying percussion at Juilliard. She then got married and started her food blog, relocating with her fifth-generation grower husband to his family’s sugarbeet farm in the Upper Midwest where she currently resides.

While Yeh’s blog mainly covers recipes inspired by her Jewish and Asian roots, she does write about life around the farm here and there and what her husband “eggboy” is up to. In one blog post, she answers the question of what her husband does in the winter and discusses equipment maintenance and attending farm workshops.