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Food Network Star Molly Yeh Is Now a Jewish Mom!

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Molly Yeh, the very darling host of Girl Meets Farm on the Food Network, is a new mom. Mazel!

The cookbook author — who draws inspiration for her gorgeous recipes from her Jewish and Chinese heritage — and her husband, Nick Hagen, a fifth-generation farmer, welcomed their daughter on March 31.  Apparently, she “arrived promptly and calmly on her due date.” (We should all be so lucky!)

While pregnant, the Emmy-nominated TV host gave her future little one a cute and, some would argue, very Jewish nickname: poppy seed.

The name did not stick, however, and Yeh went with an adorable, old-school name, Bernadette, nicknamed Bernie (Jew-y!) after her great-grandfather, Bernard, a Hungarian immigrant, as well as her husband’s Norwegian great-great grandfather, Brendt.

She also bestowed her daughter with the lovely food-inspired middle name, Rosemary, after her own grandmother. We love it! (We also love Bernie’s squishy cheeks!)

Yeh — who, by the way, is a Julliard-trained percussionist, also a posted a picture of herself eating a bagel with lox in her hospital room, which was definitely this Jewish mom’s first post-baby meal of choice! [Ed. Note: Mine, too!] I fondly remember the first taste of lox after all those months of abstention! So good.

Of course, the industrious food maven managed to prep a freezer full of meals for after her delivery, which is awe-inspiring, though perhaps a tad less relatable.

We’re so happy for Yeh and her gorgeous family, and hope to catch glimpses of Bernie is season 4 of Girl Meets Farm!

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