Home Is Where the Eggs Are (Hardcover)
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
From the host of Food Network’s Girl Meets Farm and bestselling author of the IACP award-winning Molly on the Range, a collection of cozy recipes that feel like celebrations.
Home Is Where the Eggs Are is a beautiful, intimate book full of food that’s best enjoyed in the comfort of sweatpants and third-day hair, by a beloved Food Network host and new mom living on a sugar beet farm in East Grand Forks, MN. Molly Yeh’s cooking is built to fit into life with her baby, Bernie, and the naptimes, diaper changes, and wiggle time that come with having a young child, making them a breeze to fit into any sort of schedule, no matter how busy. They’re low-maintenance dishes that are satisfying to make for weeknight meals to celebrate empty to-do lists after long workdays, cozy Sunday soups to simmer during the first (or seventh!) snowfall of the year, and desserts that will keep happily under the cake dome for long enough that you will never feel pressure to share.
The flavors in this book draw inspiration from a distinctive blend of Molly’s experiences—her Chinese and Jewish heritage, her time living in New York, her husband’s Scandinavian heritage, and their farm in the upper Midwest. She uses seasonal ingredients that are common in her region while singlehandedly supporting the za’atar and sumac import industry in her small town. These influences come together into fuss-free crave-able meals that dirty as few dishes as possible and offer loads of prep-ahead, freezing, and substitution tips, such as:
- Babka Cereal
- Mozzarella Stick Salad
- Doughnut Matzo Brei
- Ham and Potato Pizza
- Chicken and Stars Soup
- Orange Blossom Creamsicle Smoothies
- Hand-pulled Noodles with Potsticker Filling Sauce
- Marzipan Chocolate Chip Cookies
In Home Is Where the Eggs Are, the feeling of home starts in the kitchen; just melt some butter, fry an egg, and build a little memory around it.
“The home in Molly Yeh’s brilliant Home Is Where the Eggs Are is a place where Seedy Halva Fairy Toasts play nice with Tahini Monster Cookies, last night’s pizza party becomes today’s chopped salad, and kimchi tops an inside-out cheeseburger called Jucy Lucy! In short, eggs get broken and Yeh whips up a joyfully delicious Chinese-Jewish-Midwestern omelet that shows us how cooking can be funny and fancy, silly and serious, and that the kitchen is always where the heart is.” — Cal Peternell
“Molly Yeh’s work has always felt like it couldn’t come from anyone else—it’s specifically her, full of heart and personality. This new book extends that feeling into her home and family and is so warm and lovely.” — Julia Turshen
“Home Is Where the Eggs Are sparkles with Molly Yeh’s signature sunnyside-up joy, warmth, and humor. Every recipe and story reminds us that there is magic to be found in everyday mealtimes, and that cooking for our family should be simple, nurturing, and utterly fun.” — Helly Lui McKinnon
“Molly Yeh brings herself to every recipe, giving each dish a unique spice ingredient and twist! She’s a human surprise and delight, and her food is brilliant!” — Drew Barrymore
“What a joyous cookbook. Molly Yeh’s energy, charming storytelling, and tremendous range of recipes make this well worth the wait.” — Deb Perelman
Best New Cookbooks for Fall. “Yeh’s Jewish and Chinese heritage, and her husband’s Midwestern Scandinavian roots, inform recipes like salami matzo brei, moo shu chicken, and weeknight lefse; there’s also a stellar brown rice bowl with smoked salmon that makes ingenious use of Ritz crackers.” — Eater
Best Cookbooks Publishing in Fall 2022 “A collection of low-fuss, low-maintenance meals that draw from her own Chinese-Jewish heritage and her husband’s Scandinavian roots” — Forbes
“[Yeh] pairs expansive flavors and comforting (slyly healthy!) foods. . . . Fans . . . will smile at the playful banter and heartfelt meditations on food, home, and family that accompany the more than 100 recipes. [This book] isn't devoted to 'easy' recipes so much as ones in which efforts are well-spent. . . . Inspiring and undeniably fun fare for foodies.” — Booklist (starred review)
“This delightfully written cookbook . . . offers clear and concise instructions for a tasty array of treats . . . If patrons are not already a fan of Yeh’s cheerful culinary brand of pun-enriched and sprinkle-championing cooking, this charming paean to joys of farmhouse food and the bucolic life will win them over.” — Library Journal (starred review)