Molly Yeh says that she has put her whole heart into cooking dishes. She is a famous American author of cookbooks and an active blogger. She hosts a food network cooking show named Girl Meets Farm.
Molly was born in Glenview, Illinois, to John and Jody. Her elder sister Jenna is also a chef, and she has a younger half-sister Mia. She is both half Chinese and half Jewish. During her school life, she was a member of two percussion ensembles and even won gold medals for two consecutive years.
Early Life And Family
Molly was born in May 1989 and is currently 31 years of age. She was born to parents who were both musically inclined and her father was the director and founder of a music company in Chicago.
She is happily married to Nick Hagen who is a professional Guatemalan footballer. They have a baby girl Bernadette Rosemary Yeh Hagen and she frequently posts about her on Instagram.
Her career And Major Milestones
Molly did not take up her blogging professionally till she moved in with Nick in 2013 though she did start taking interest in food and cooking when she first moved to New York. She wrote a food blog in the year 2009 during her vacation. However, she did not know that it would be a full-time career option for her one day.
Her blog was recognized as the Food Blog Of The Year and was featured in some of the bestsellers like The New York Times, New York magazine, Food And Wine, and Bon Appetit. Her book “Molly on the Range: Recipes and Stories from An Unlikely Life on a Farm” was awarded the Judges’ Choice IACP Cookbook Award in the year 2017. The book was also selected by the New York Times. It was tagged as one of the top releases of the fall of 2016.
A Few Things That You Did Not Know About Molly Yeh
A. Did you know that the first dish that she mastered was Mac And Cheese? She said that she started to cook for her friends and family when she moved to New York. It reminded her of her mother who used to cook for special occasions and festivities. She started cooking mac and cheese and slowly learned how to master it.
B. Molly Yeh cannot cook with some noise in the background. She likes to listen to classical music, or pop music while she is cooking. If there is no music then at least her television needs to be on. It seems like she loves a pulsating ambiance while making her dishes.
C. Molly still worries about her cooking skills. She hates to serve dry baked goods like a dry cake or muffin. She experiences cooking fails even today. However, she fondly remembers her mother who inspired her to cook professionally.
Molly Yeh is estimated to have a net worth of a whopping 9 million. The majority of what she earns is from her cooking career. However, the show Girl Meets Farm is another source of steady earnings. She has 520K followers on Instagram and earns greatly from her blogs.