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Molly Yeh appears on Food Network in second season of 'Girl Meets Farm,' as judge on 'Holiday Gingerbread Showdown'

The Food Network has picked up the show, "Girl Meets Farm," featuring local food blogger and best-selling cookbook author Molly Yeh, for a second season.

Local food blogger and cookbook author, Molly Yeh, bakes babka straws from puff pastry and Dutch process chocolate for her blog Thursday . photo by Eric Hylden/Grand Forks Herald
Local food blogger and cookbook author, Molly Yeh, bakes babka straws from puff pastry and Dutch process chocolate for her blog. photo by Eric Hylden/Grand Forks Herald

The Food Network has picked up the show, "Girl Meets Farm," featuring local food blogger and best-selling cookbook author Molly Yeh, for a second season.

"Girls Meets Farm" airs at 10 a.m. Sundays and 11: 30 a.m. Tuesdays. The second season started Nov. 11, according to the network.

Yeh, who lives with her husband Nick Hagen on his family's farm north of East Grand Forks, also will appear as a judge on the Food Network show, "Holiday Gingerbread Showdown," which premieres at 8 p.m. Sunday with an episode titled "Naughty or Nice."

"It's a competition show, where I'll be a permanent judge," she said.

The program will showcase food artists from across the nation who present their "detailed workmanship, compelling techniques and fierce personal ambition in a battle for total sweets domination," according to the network.

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The four-episode "Showdown" series pits contestants against each other for the title of Best Gingerbread Artist in America, a cash prize of $25,000 and the opportunity to be featured in Food Network Magazine.

The show is promoted by the network as Yeh bringing "her charm, unique background and spin on comfort food to her TV series." Yeh's mother is Jewish, and her father is Chinese.

New season, first baby

The Food Network will run 13 episodes of "Girls Meets Farm" for the second season. Last fall, six episodes ran for the premiere season and included numerous outdoor wintertime scenes shot in early 2017.

"I'm extra excited about this season since it's happening in the fall and winter," Yeh said. "Fall and winter foods like hotdishes, braises and tons of baked goods are my faves, and this season is packed with them. There will also be lefse! I can't wait."

There's another development in the Yeh's life. She and her husband are expecting their first child, she said.

Her condition meant making an adjustment in the TV production practices.

"The only major difference in filming was that I couldn't eat runny eggs in my Scotch eggs," she said.

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Among the "Girl Meets Farm" series, with the theme "Sweet Home Stories," are episodes that feature Yeh and her mother sharing Thanksgiving memories of the Yeh family and another with Yeh and her mother-in-law, Roxanne Hagen, showing how they feed the farmworkers during the harvest.

Related Topics: EAST GRAND FORKS
Pamela Knudson is a features and arts/entertainment writer for the Grand Forks Herald.

She has worked for the Herald since 2011 and has covered a wide variety of topics, including the latest performances in the region and health topics.

Pamela can be reached at pknudson@gfherald.com or (701) 780-1107.
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