Is bologna the next trendy pizza topping? Probably not, but don’t expect celebrity chef Molly Yeh, host of the Food Network’s cooking show, Girl Meets Farm, to turn up her nose at this nostalgic deli-meat classic.
Yeh, a cookbook author and blogger, grew up in Glenview, Illinois, with her Jewish mother and Chinese father. She earned her music degree at Juilliard School in New York but then moved to her husband’s family farm in North Dakota in 2013. There, her blogging career took off, and she published her first cookbook, Molly on the Range: Recipes and Stories from an Unlikely Life on a Farm.
She began hosting Girl Meets Farm in 2018, focusing on Midwestern cuisine with influences from her Jewish and Chinese roots.
And what’s more Midwestern than bologna? In her recipe for Molly’s Baloney Pizza, Yeh doesn’t even use the more respectable Italian version, mortadella. Nope, it’s plain, old American-style bologna for her, along with a creamy garlic sauce, olives, roasted tomatoes and mozzarella.
“It’s so good, and there’s no phony baloney here,” Yeh says in the video below.