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  • What’s this all about?

    At long last, the award-winning creator of the wildly popular Nom Nom Paleo website and iPad® app is unveiling her first print cookbook!

    Nom Nom Paleo: Food for Humans is a visual feast, crackling with humor and packed with stunningly photographed step-by-step recipes free of gluten, soy, and added sugar. Designed to inspire the whole family to chow down on healthy, home-cooked meals, this cookbook compiles over 100 foolproof recipes that demonstrate how fun and flavorful cooking with wholesome ingredients can be. And did we mention the cartoons?

    Healthy cooking doesn’t mean sacrificing flavor. This cookbook is Paleo with personality, and will inspire you to play in the kitchen again.

  • How can I get my hands on the cookbook?

    Our cookbook is now available wherever books and e-books are sold, including Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and IndieBound in the United States, as well as booksellers around the world. Having difficulty finding it in your part of the world? Order our book from the UK’s Book Depository, which offers free international shipping to most countries!

    And for those of you who want an e-book version of Nom Nom Paleo: Food for Humans, you’re in luck! Our cookbook is available on just about every single e-book format around: Kindle, Nook, Google Play, Kobo, and Apple iBooks.

  • Hit me with the deets!

    This cookbook is a collaboration between Michelle Tam and Henry Fong, the married couple behind the critically-acclaimed Nom Nom Paleo food blog. Together, Michelle and Henry wrote, photographed, illustrated, and designed the book—all while holding down full-time jobs, raising two young boys, developing a bestselling iPad® cooking app, and tending to their popular website.

    Published by Andrews McMeel—renowned for its award-winning cookbooks, humor books, gift books, cartoon anthologies, and more—Nom Nom Paleo: Food for Humans promises to be a treasure you won’t want to put down.

    Format: Hardcover

    Dimensions: 8” x 10”

    Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing

    ISBN: 978144945033

    Pages: 288

    Retail Price: $35 USD / $40 CAD

  • How is this different from the blog or app?

    The cookbook contains over 100 recipes – more than half of which are entirely brand-new and never-before-seen on either the Nom Nom Paleo website or app! The book also includes exciting new features, cartoons, and resources that will inspire the whole family to cook and eat real, flavorful, nutrient-rich foods.

    Besides, haven’t you always wanted a gorgeously designed hardcover book from Nom Nom Paleo to complete your cookbook collection? You won’t want to miss Michelle and Henry’s fun, fresh take on Paleo cookery and kitchen tomfoolery.

  • Which recipes are in this book? And are they Whole30®-friendly?

    For a full run-down of all the recipes, take a gander at this list. And for a free, downloadable list of all 100+ Whole30®-friendly recipes in the book, click here. (If that doesn’t work, right-click the link and open it in a new tab or window!)

  • What are others saying about the cookbook?

    Nom Nom Paleo: Food For Humans does a clear job of describing what the Paleo diet is all about and why it makes sense, but as a cook who embraces all diets, and therefore no particular diet beyond fresh cooked food, I love this book for its sound techniques, flavorful pairings, and innovative dishes. There’s also a contagious joyousness about the way Michelle presents food that makes you want to cook along with her. I want to cook Paleo because she makes it look so fun!”

    MICHAEL RUHLMAN, James Beard Award-winning author of numerous books about food and cooking, including Ruhlman’s Twenty and Charcuterie


    “…this book is chock-full of colorful food photos, smiling faces, and silly jokes — oh, and recipes that burst with so much flavor that you can practically taste them through the page.” - Emma Christensen, The Kitchn



    “I don’t care if you’re a discriminating foodie or a picky tot: If you’re a human who eats food, you need this book. Nom Nom Paleo’s lip-smacking recipes, zany humor, and eye-popping style will prove to you that Paleo won’t just make you look, feel, and perform better—you’ll eat better, too.”

    ROBB WOLF, New York Times bestselling author of The Paleo Solution: The Original Human Diet


    “You can tell from the title Nom Nom Paleo that these authors like to nosh, and know how to have fun while they’re at it. A delightful read—playful, irreverent, fun—from beginning to end, with easy-to-follow recipes that will inspire anyone wanting to eat a more healthy diet. Thank you, Michelle and Henry, for showing us that eating Paleo doesn’t have to mean steak and broccoli every day!”

    ELISE BAUER, award-winning creator of


    “It’s unlike any cookbook you’ve ever held in your hands before…If it weren’t for all the mouthwatering recipes, I’d call it a coffee table book or a book meant for gifting rather than one of the single best cookbooks I’ve ever seen.” - Kristen Michaelis, Food Renegade

    KRISTEN MICHAELIS, Food Renegade


    Nom Nom Paleo: Food For Humans is a cookbook that is JUST PLAIN FUN—packed with creative cartoon graphics, tasty food photos, and yummy recipes that appeal not only to committed Paleo dieters, but to anyone who loves good food.”

    BRUCE AIDELLS, IACP Award-winning author of The Great Meat Cookbook: Everything You Need to Know to Buy and Cook Today's Meat


    “‘What’s for dinner?’ is no longer a stress-inducing conundrum, as Nom Nom Paleo proves that cooking for your family can be easy, healthy, and fun. Featuring delicious recipes and lots of kitchen self-help, this book details step-by-step instructions perfect for the stovetop-challenged, and enough variations to inspire the budding chef. And the photos...oh, the PHOTOS! Worthy of their very own coffee table, the pictures and original illustrations make this unique cookbook perfect for the visual learner.”

    MELISSA HARTWIG, New York Times bestselling author of It Starts With Food: Discover the Whole30 and Change Your Life in Unexpected Ways


    “With its mouth-watering photos, sassy explanations, and playful approach to feeding a family, this book is a must-have for any kitchen, Paleo or not. Packed with delicious inspiration and easy-to-follow recipes, it makes bold, international flavors accessible to cooks of all skill levels.”

    MELISSA JOULWAN, bestselling author of Well Fed and Well Fed 2


    “With their classic blend of culinary brilliance, gorgeous imagery, and sharp wit, Michelle and Henry have created a Paleo cookbook that is second-to-none. Whether you’re just starting out in the kitchen or a dyed-in-the-wool foodie, this book will give you both the inspiration and practical advice you need to take your Paleo cooking to the next level. From key tips for newbies to dinner recipes that will make you look like a superstar, Nom Nom Paleo: Food For Humans has it all. It has quickly become a favorite in our kitchen, and I’m sure it will be in yours too.”

    CHRIS KRESSER, New York Times bestselling author of Your Personal Paleo Code


  • Who ARE you people?

    Michelle Tam is the food nerd and working mom behind Nom Nom Paleo, a leading food blog and Webby Award-winning iPad® cooking app. The Kitchn has heralded Michelle’s recipes as “often Asian-influenced, often California-inspired, and always popping with flavor.” In 2012, Saveur Magazine recognized Michelle’s site as the world’s Best Special Diets Food Blog.

    Michelle worked as a nightshift hospital pharmacist for over a dozen years. Now, when she’s not cooking, Michelle chases her two young sons around the house. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Nutrition and Food Science from the University of California, Berkeley, and a Doctorate of Pharmacy from the University of California, San Francisco.

    Henry Fong is Michelle’s husband and co-conspirator. A lawyer by day and graphic artist by night, he’s responsible for Nom Nom Paleo’s distinctive design, illustrations, and photography, which won a Homies Award from Apartment Therapy for Best Food Photography on a Blog in 2012.

    Henry is a graduate of the University of California, Berkeley, and Yale Law School. He hates taking out the trash, but does it anyway.

© Nom Nom Paleo 2013