I think the best part of going to the movies is catching the previews, so naturally, I love that so many authors are now making short videos to promote their cookbooks. As the New York Times observed, cookbook trailers “are slowly becoming as widespread as trailers in other corners of the publishing world"—only with “charming kitchens and light jazz.”

Sadly, my kitchen’s more messy than charming, and light jazz makes me want to punch somebody. So when it came time for me and Henry to make our own trailer, we focused instead on channeling the cartoony spirit of our cookbook. Hit the “Play” button and check out what we did!

(Trouble seeing the video above? Click here to view it on YouTube.)

I absolutely adore our trailer’s animation and bouncy, ’80s-inspired Nom Nom Paleo theme music. The super-talented Lauren Ratcliff and Mark Bartels did an amazing job bringing Henry’s book illustrations to life, don’t you think?

If you dig this trailer as much as we do, I have a favor to ask: please hit the “Share” button on the video, and pass it on to everyone you know. We’d love to spread the good food word (and, of course, sell some books, too), and what better way to deliver the message than with a cartoon?

Need more incentive to share my cookbook trailer? How about a crazy-amazing giveaway sponsored by the good folks at Caveman Cookies?


I’ll be honest: I’m not much of a baker, and I don’t keep a lot of nut flours or sweeteners in my pantry. So when an “S-Day” (Saturday, Sunday, or a special day like a holiday) rolls around and my boys ask for a sweet treat, I’m much more likely to reach for a Caveman Cookie than to pull out a rolling pin. I love that these satisfying cookies are made with whole, gluten-free, real-food ingredients. Best of all: I get a big smile from the kiddos every time they see the caveman on the box.

I mean, how cute is this guy?


The original Caveman Cookies are made with almond meal, walnuts, honey, raisins, ginger, nutmeg, cinnamon—and nothing else: no dyes, chemical stabilizers, or unpronounceable ingredients. And with a host of other flavors like Tropical (mac nuts!), Alpine (hazelnut!), Rainforest (Brazil nuts and cherries!), New World (pecans, pumpkin seeds, and cranberries!) joining the roster, you’re sure to find a flavor (or five) to love. I know: you’re dying to try them all, right?

Well, the lucky winner of this week’s giveaway will receive all of the following:

  • A 3-pack of Original Caveman Cookies (retail value: $17.95)!
  • A 3-pack of Alpine Caveman Cookies (retail value: $17.95)!
  • A 3-pack of Rainforest Caveman Cookies (retail value: $17.95)!
  • A 3-pack of Tropical Caveman Cookies (retail value: $17.95)!
  • A 3-pack of New World Caveman Cookies (retail value: $17.95)!
  • A super-cute Caveman Cookies T-shirt in pink, creme, orange, or white (retail value: $19.95)!


That’s a $110 prize—and a ton of cookies to share with family, friends, and Santa this holiday season. And yes, this giveaway’s open to all my readers age 18 or up—U.S. and non-U.S. residents alike!

Ready to enter? Then click on the link below to get started! You’ll even get an extra entry if you share the news about this giveaway with friends. But do it soon, ’cause the deadline is 8 p.m. Pacific time on Thursday, December 5, 2013!

One last parting gift from Caveman Cookies: A special coupon code for my readers! Just enter nomnompaleo at checkout, and you’ll receive 20% off your order at Caveman Cookies until December 21. That’s right—you can munch on Paleo cookies while watching my cartoon trailer on the computer. Could life get any better?

Good luck, everyone!

Looking for recipes? Head on over to my Recipe Index. You’ll also find exclusive recipes on my iPad® app, and in my cookbook, Nom Nom Paleo: Food for Humans (Andrews McMeel, December 2013).

About Michelle Tam

Hello! My name is Michelle Tam, and I love to eat. I think about food all the time. It borders on obsession. I’ve always loved the sights and smells of the kitchen. My mother was (and is) an excellent cook, and as a kid, I was her little shadow as she prepared supper each night. From her, I gained a deep, abiding love for magically transforming pantry items into mouth-watering family meals.

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