Forky Friday: 3/21/14

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Forky Friday: 3/21/14 by Michelle Tam http://nomnompaleo.com

I’m smack-dab in the middle of another week of zombie drug dealing graveyard shifts, but I’m still keeping one eye on the Internet. Here’s what’s piqued my interest this week.

But first: some shameless self-promotion!

Costco’s Got More Than Just T.P. For My Bunghole

Are you a card-carrying member of Costco? As a longtime Costco addict (who especially digs the unique products at Costco’s warehouse stores in Hawaii!), I was incredibly stoked to be interviewed for an article in the Costco Connection a few months ago. But nothing beats the news that our cookbook, Nom Nom Paleo: Food For Humans, is now being sold in hundreds of Costco stores across North America!

Forky Friday: 3/21/14 by Michelle Tam http://nomnompaleo.com

The fact that people across the continent can pick up copies of our book (at a steep discount!) while stocking up on batteries, sweatpants, diapers, and ginormous tubes of hair gel gives me the warm fuzzies. If you spy our cookbook at your local Costco, please snap a pic and tag me on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter—I will love you forever!

Plus: attention, fellow San Francisco Bay Area residents! Henry and I will be signing books at the Mountain View Costco on Saturday, March 29, 2014 from 11am to 1pm! We’ll scribble in your books as you shop for Kerrygold butter, coconut oil, mac nuts, and other Paleo staples. Who knows? We might even hand out some of our exclusive Nom Nom Paleo action figures while we’re there. Click here to let us know if you’re planning to come say hello in Mountain View!

(Don’t worry: I promise not to inspect your shopping carts for packaged pasta and boxes of candy. I’ll leave it to my mini-minions to do the dirty work.)

Forky Friday: 3/21/14 by Michelle Tam http://nomnompaleo.com

Austin, Here I Come!

Speaking of book signings, I had a blast meeting folks in Denver, Naperville, and Chicago last week (and hanging out with friends like Juli, Diana, and others) — thanks to all of you who came to say hi!

Forky Friday: 3/21/14 by Michelle Tam http://nomnompaleo.com

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Upcoming Book Events in Corte Madera, Denver, and Chicago!

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After a couple of months of travel and book promotion, I’m back to alternating between weeks of hospital night shifts and full-time mommy duty. Still, I’ve managed to squeeze in some recipe testing (I have some tasty dishes coming to the blog soon!) and to do a smattering of book events during the weeks when I’m not slinging drugs in the middle of the night.

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Coming up:

Corte Madera, California

I may have done a few San Francisco Bay Area events already this year, but this’ll be my first signing in the north bay! On February 28, I’ll be appearing with Chris Kresser at Book Passage in Corte Madera, where we’ll be taking questions from the audience before attacking your books with Sharpies. (RSVP by clicking here). If you can’t make it to sunny Northern California to attend our talk, watch this virtual joint book event that we did with BookTalk Nation yesterday:

Technology is pretty cool: At the link above, you can order a personalized signed copy of my cookbook, too. Just enter the name of the recipient of the book, and I’ll write a note to him or her in the book before it gets shipped to you from one of my favorite indie bookstores, Kepler’s Books. (This was the bookstore I used to walk to from my parents’ house when I was a wee lass.) You gotta hurry though, ’cause the offer ends TONIGHT (Thursday, February 20, 2014).

Denver, Colorado

I can’t believe it’s been over a year since I visited Colorado. Where did the time go?

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I’ll be heading out to Chicago next month, and I couldn’t resist the opportunity to pop into Denver to hang out and sign books at CrossFit Verve, home of the amazing Matt and Cherie Chan.

I’ll be in Colorado for one night only on Thursday, March 13, 2014, at CrossFit Verve from 7 to 9pm. At the start of this free event, I’ll host a Q&A—you can ask me ANYTHING!—as well as a giveaway filled with Nom Nom Paleo swag and Hamilton Beach slow cookers. Boulder Bookstore will be selling books at the signing, so if you don’t already have a copy (or if you want more!), you can easily pick one up at the event. Plus, there’ll be lots of local Paleo-friendly businesses at the event sampling their wares, so my one-and-only stop in Rockies is sure to be a rollicking good time. Learn more about the event and RSVP by clicking here!

Chicago, Illinois

From Denver, I’ll be flying to Chicago to attend a conference, eat my way through the city, and sign books at two free events with my gal pal, Diana Rodgers, author of Paleo Lunches and Breakfasts On the Go and the coolest nutritionist/organic farmer on the planet.

On Saturday, March 15, we’ll be taking questions, doing giveaways, and signing books at the venerable Anderson’s Bookshop in Naperville starting at 11am. If you’re reading this right now and live in or near Naperville, you better get your rear end over to Anderson’s next month, or I’m going to have Diana sic her farm animals on you. We don’t expect to draw anywhere near as many readers to Anderson’s as Weird Al did, but still. Click here to learn more and RSVP!

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Finally, for you city-folks who can’t be bothered to make it out to the ‘burbs, Diana and I will be coming to see you at Chicago’s CrossFit 312 on Sunday, March 16, from 1 to 3pm, where we’ll host a Q&A and raffle off free stuff before getting to the serious business of personalizing your books with misspelled non-sequiturs and bad puns. Click here to read the deets and RSVP. 

See you soon!

Upcoming San Francisco Bay Area Book Events!

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I may have returned from my whirlwind January book tour to Texas and up and down the west coast, but I’m not done scrawling my messy signature on your books just yet! Next on the agenda: a couple more Nom Nom Paleo: Food For Humans book events this month in the San Francisco Bay Area!

Upcoming San Francisco Bay Area Book Events! by Michelle Tam http://nomnompaleo.com

First up: A lively Q&A and book signing at Whole Foods San Mateo on Saturday, February 15, 2014, from 11 am to 2 pm!

Upcoming San Francisco Bay Area Book Events! by Michelle Tam http://nomnompaleo.com

The San Mateo store is centrally located between San Francisco and San Jose, and just across the bridge from the East Bay, so if you’re within radio broadcast distance, come on over. In addition to chatting you up, I’ll  be giving away some cool Nom Nom Paleo swag and my favorite slow cooker, a 6-quart Hamilton Beach Set ’n Forget! The event is free, but please RSVP by clicking the link here.

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Nom Nom Paleo Book Tour!

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Nom Nom Paleo Book Tour! by Michelle Tam http://nomnompaleo.com

My upcoming book release party in San Francisco may be sold out, but that’s just one in a series of book tour events I’ll be doing in January. After the New Year, I’ll be meeting, greeting, and eating my way through the Bay Area, Southern California, Houston, Dallas, and the Pacific Northwest!

Yes, I know that’s just a tiny portion of the country, but I plan to visit other spots throughout the year, including Chicago, Austin, New York, Hawaii…and perhaps even venture across the ocean to a Land Down Under (where women glow and men plunder.) 

But in the meantime, there are plenty of spots where you can catch up with me in January. I plan on hosting giveaways at every single event, so click on the links below for more information and to RSVP!


DECEMBER 21: PRESENTATION AT CROSSFIT CHIANG MAI (CHIANG MAI, THAILAND)

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Yes, my tour will kick off in Thailand! It didn’t take much nudging from Mark Ritchie of CrossFit Chiang Mai to convince me to travel half a world away to stuff my face; after all, I’ve always been a gastrotourist at heart.  Besides, it’s not every day that I get a chance to tour the wet markets of Chiang Mai, visit restaurant kitchens, cook with locals, and kick back with our family. I have a feeling my visit to CrossFit Chiang Mai will be one of the highlights of my book tour, so if you find yourself in northern Thailand later this month, come see us! I’ll be doing a presentation and Q&A from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, December 21. Please RSVP by calling or emailing CrossFit Chiang Mai.


JANUARY 2: JOINT SIGNING AND Q&A WITH DIANA RODGERS & MELISSA JOULWAN AT CROSSFIT PALO ALTO (PALO ALTO, CA)

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Bay Area peeps: Come kick off the New Year with a super-special joint book signing with me, Diana Rodgers (Paleo Lunches and Breakfasts On the Go), and Melissa Joulwan (Well Fed and Well Fed 2) at my favorite hometown gym, CrossFit Palo Alto! Diana and Mel aren’t just bestselling cookbook authors and leaders in the Paleo community—they’re also two of my favorite people. I’m giddy that they’re coming to the Bay Area from across the country for this signing (and for my book release party)!

I always have a blast when the three of us get together, so come join in on the fun! We plan to offer freebies and giveaways, and all of our books will be available for sale and signing, too. Please RSVP by clicking here.


JANUARY 6: SIGNING AND Q&A AT CROSSFIT INVICTUS POINT LOMA (SAN DIEGO, CA)

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The Sea of Green just opened a brand new location! I’m thrilled to be able to sign books at Invictus Point Loma—my only San Diego-area stop in January! Copies of my book will be available for sale at the event by a local bookseller, and I’ll be hosting a special giveaway, too.

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