Molly Yeh Biography: Age, Cookbook, Spouse, Net Worth, Height, Parents, YouTube

Posted By Johnson Ajiboye February 4, 2024

Molly Yeh is a cookbook author, blogger, and Food Network show host of Girl Meets Farm. She is also a classically trained percussionist who graduated from the Juilliard School and a former editor for The Juilliard Journal.

She lives on a farm near the North Dakota and Minnesota border with her husband and two children. She is known for her recipes that fuse.

Midwestern, Scandinavian, and Jewish cuisines and her charming and humorous writing style.


  • Full name: Molly Yeh
  • Date of birth: May 22, 1989
  • Age: 34 years old
  • Gender: Female
  • Place of birth: Glenview, Illinois, USA
  • Nationality: American
  • Profession: Cookbook author, blogger, TV host, percussionist
  • Height: 5 ft 4 in (163 cm)
  • Parents: John Yeh (father), Jody Yeh (mother)
  • Siblings: Jenna Yeh (sister)
  • Spouse: Nick Hagen (husband)
  • Children: Bernie Hagen (daughter), Poppy Hagen (son)
  • Relationship status: Married
  • Net worth: $3.5 million

Early Life & Education

Molly Yeh, currently 34, was born on May 22, 1989, in Glenview, Illinois, to a Jewish mother named Jody Yeh and a Chinese father named John Yeh.

She grew up in a suburb of Chicago, where she attended Glenbrook South High School. She had one known sister named Jenna.

She was interested in music from a young age and started playing the piano at four. She later switched to percussion and joined the Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestra. She also developed a love for baking and cooking, inspired by her mother and grandmother.

She moved to New York City in 2007 to study percussion at the Juilliard School, where she received her bachelor’s and master’s degrees.

She performed with various orchestras and ensembles, such as the New York Philharmonic, the Hong Kong Philharmonic, and the Knights.

She also worked as a writer and editor for The Juilliard Journal, the school’s newspaper, where she interviewed musicians and composers.

Personal Life

Molly Yeh met Nick Hagen, a fifth-generation farmer, 2011 through a mutual friend. They started dating and moved in together in Brooklyn. In 2014, they married and moved to his family farm near the border of North Dakota and Minnesota.

They live in a farmhouse built by Nick’s great-great-grandfather in 1897. They have two children: a daughter named Bernie, born in 2019, and a son named Poppy, born in 2021. They also have a flock of chickens, a dog, and a cat.

Molly Yeh is proud of her mixed heritage and celebrates her Jewish and Chinese cultures. She observes Jewish holidays and traditions like Hanukkah, Passover, and Shabbat.

She also incorporates Chinese ingredients and dishes, such as dumplings, scallion pancakes, and sesame noodles, into her cooking. She enjoys travelling and exploring new places and cuisines with her family.


Molly Yeh started her food blog, My Name is Yeh, in 2009, where she shared her recipes, stories, and photos. She won the Saveur Award for Food Blogger of the Year in 2015.

She published her first book, Molly on the Range: Recipes and Stories from An Unlikely Life on a Farm, in 2016, which won the IACP Judges’ Choice Award in 2017. She also wrote a short book on yoghurt for the Short Stack Editions series in 2018.

She began hosting Girl Meets Farm in 2018, a show that features her life and cooking on the farm. She also hosted Ben and Jerry’s Clash of the Cones in 2021 and Spring Baking Championship in 2022.

She opened her café restaurant, Bernie’s, in East Grand Forks, Minnesota, in 2022, named after her daughter. She serves breakfast, lunch, and baked goods, such as cakes, pies, and cookies.

She is also a talented percussionist who still plays and composes music. She has collaborated with musicians such as Sufjan Stevens, Nico Muhly, and Alarm Will Sound. She has also performed at Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, and the Kennedy Center.

Net worth

Molly Yeh’s net worth is estimated at $3.5 million. She earns income from her books, blogs, TV shows, restaurants, and endorsements.

Social Media

  • Instagram handle: @mollyyeh
  • Twitter handle: @mollyyeh


  • Home is Where The Eggs Are
  • Molly on The Range
  • Yogurt

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