Food writer Molly O’Neill starts a GoFundMe to help with her medical bills

A Well-Seasoned AppetiteCookbook author and food writer Molly O’Neill’s books reside on hundreds of EYB Members’ bookshelves. Molly’s work includes writing a food column for the New York Times, writing several cookbooks, including the best-selling New York Cookbook and A Well-Seasoned Appetite. In addition, she hosted the PBS series Great Food and is the editor of the critically-acclaimed “American Food Writing”. Twice nominated for the Pulitzer Prize, she has won the Julia Child/IACP Award for cookbooks and was awarded three James Beard awards.

Currently the bestselling author is facing a health crisis, and she has started a GoFundMe page to raise money for her ongoing medical needs. Last July, Molly became seriously ill and had to have a liver transplant. A biopsy of her liver showed that she had cancer, which has metastisized to her adrenal glands, which required chemotherapy as well as another surgery. 

Molly plans to spend the next year recovering and writing a new book, which she describes as “the book of my life.” She hopes to raise $100,000 so she can finish the book and pay for another year of medical bills and living expenses. So far she has raised almost $40,000 of her goal. We wish the best to Molly in her recovery and look forward to seeing her new book.

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