A graduate of Julliard, Molly Yeh was a percussionist as well as a food blogger living in New York who fell in love with trombonist. But he also happened to be a 5th generation farmer and before long, in kind of a Green Acres sort of way, they packed up and headed to his family farm in East Grand Forks, Minnesota. Now Yeh spends her days baking, cooking, tending chickens and blogging about it all on my name is yeh, named Saveur’s 2015 Blog of the Year and Yahoo’s 2014 Blog of the Year.
In her just released first book, Molly on the Range: Recipes and Stories from an Unlikely Life on a Farm (Oct 4, 2016; Rodale Books) Yeh shares stories about her life as a modern day Pioneer Woman along with recipes inspired by her Chinese and Jewish heritage, suburban 90’s upbringing, her worldwide travels and her new Midwestern farm life. We learn about how she goes about getting acclimated to her new life – from learning intricate family recipes (she finally got the hang of lefse), gaining appreciation for Midwestern specialties (like rhubarb and venison), cooking for the Ladies of Grand Forks Brunch Club, preparing the perfect farm lunch during harvest season, and becoming a cake genius with the beautiful dreamy cakes made famous on her Instagram.
Her book is divided into four parts including Breakfast and Brunch, Mains, Celebrations, and Desserts where Molly weaves in recipes that represent and are inspired by distinct points in her life, including: +Her childhood in the suburbs of Chicago where she essentially existed on Lunchables, Handi-Snacks, and mac n cheese, including Mum’s Matzo Brei, Pancakes and Sausage on a Stick, Smoky Bacon Mac and Cheese, and Lindsay Lohan Oreos
Yeh will be in Chicago for Books & Brunch with Molly Yeh (Includes admission + Two Tasties + copy of the book) on 10/16 Sunday, October 16, 11 am doors open/ 1:00 pm start at City Winery.