The food blogger behind My Name Is Yeh documents her transition from classically trained musician to North Dakota farmwife.
Molly Yeh is a shape-shifter. Since launching her blog My Name Is Yeh in 2009, she has morphed from Juilliard-trained percussionist to baking-obsessed Brooklynite to, most recently, Midwest farmwife. In chatty posts, she documents her baking adventures (“the thing that has kept me up at night these past two months has been: funfetti cake”) and mishaps (“can i be honest with you? these take f*ing forever to make and they’re not worth it in the least!”). In 2013, the cheery, cheeky baker decamped from New York City to Grand Forks, North Dakota, to be with her now-husband, a classical trombonist and fifth-generation beet farmer. She’s exported her brand of “adorbs” to the Midwest, serving Chinese shaved ice desserts on freshly fallen snow at winter picnics and creating kale-and-ramp-spiked versions of the tater tot–topped casserole known locally as hot dish. Her next project: a cookbook with recipes that follow her life’s path. “I focus on saying yes to any opportunity that comes along, however big or small,” she says. mynameisyeh.com.