• Molly Yeh's Pantry •
If we had to pick just one word to summarize Molly Yeh’s food philosophy, it would be “fun”. For Molly, sprinkles are a collector’s item and color inspiration comes from our favorite childhood toys. While her interest in food began in New York City, she and her husband now live on a farm on the North Dakota/Minnesota border. She may live far away from the trendy restaurants and markets that so many of us love and rely on, but she definitely does not let that stop her from pulling inspiration from all over, including her Chinese and Jewish heritage. Molly is the author of two gorgeous books and writes a wildly popular blog. On top of that, she will be the star of a new Food Network series, Girl Meets Farm, which premieres on June 24. We are thrilled to step into her pantry, where there is never a shortage of tahini, butter, and most importantly, sprinkles.
- "My food is primarily influenced by my heritage (Chinese and Jewish), my upper Midwest surroundings, and my travels. And I love color! I am going through a Caboodles/Polly Pocket/Lisa Frank influenced color palette phase right now.
- My favorite thing to do is sit on the couch and think of things that would be fun to make. I keep a list on my phone of things I want to make, a lot are inspired by recent travels or the seasons or whatever’s in my garden, and cookbooks and Instagram of course.
markets & shopping
- I shop slowly and by myself. It’s really hard to focus on all of the potato chip flavors when I’m with anyone else. I always use a list but I also love exploring new things. And whenever I travel, I go to grocery stores. Generic rainbow sprinkles from other countries’ everyday grocery stores are the best souvenirs. And if I’m within the States and have time to go to a Trader Joe’s or Whole Foods or great bakery or other great food market right before my flight, I’ll literally do all of my grocery shopping there and then check an insulated bag. These are the lengths you take when you live five hours from the closest Trader Joe’s.
To Sum It Up:
Pantry item she can't live without: Sprinkles
One or two items that are always in her fridge: Butter and lemons
Her go to inspiration cookbook: Janna Gur’s books
Her most trusted kitchen tool: Accordion pastry cutter
5 adjectives that describe her pantry style: colorful, international, disorganized, fun, expired
Her all time favorite market: Zabar’s
Her favorite music to jam out to in the kitchen: Lucius
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