Michelle Tam

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Michelle Tam
Born (1974-09-20) September 20, 1974 (age 47)
EducationUniversity of California, Berkeley
University of California, San Francisco
OccupationBlogger, food writer, and cookbook author
Years active2010–present
Spouse(s)Henry Fong
Websitehttp://nomnompaleo.com

Michelle Tam is an American blogger, food writer, and bestselling cookbook author known for recipes and food writing focused on the Paleolithic diet and lifestyle.

Nom Nom Paleo[edit]

Wanting to see her adopted diet and lifestyle reflected online, Tam launched her food blog, Nom Nom Paleo, in October 2010.[1] Noted for its humor, high-quality recipes, and distinctive photography,[2] Tam's website has earned multiple awards, including Saveur Magazine’s Best Food Blog Award (Special Diets).[3] By the fall of 2014, Nom Nom Paleo was receiving 110,000 page views per day (3.3 million page views per month),[4] with The New York Times calling Tam "something of a Martha Stewart of Paleo."[5]

Tam's first cookbook, Nom Nom Paleo: Food for Humans, became a New York Times bestseller,[6] and was recognized as one of the Best of the Best Cookbooks of 2013,[7] as well as one of the best cookbooks of 2014 by Serious Eats[8] and America's Test Kitchen.[9] Six months after the cookbook's release, Tam's publisher reported that it was in its seventh printing, with 150,000 copies in print.[10] In March 2015, Tam's cookbook was nominated for a James Beard Foundation Award.[11]

In 2014, Tam's Nom Nom Paleo cooking app for the iPhone and iPad earned a People's Voice Webby Award in the Lifestyle (Tablet & All Other Devices) category.[12]

Tam's second cookbook, Ready or Not!, debuted in August 2017 on the New York Times bestseller list,[13] and reached #1 on both the Wall Street Journal Bestsellers List[14] and the Publishers Weekly Bestsellers List for Hardcover Nonfiction.[15]

Best known for her focus on the Paleo lifestyle, Tam is also widely recognized as an "early adherent of sous vide cooking"[16] and an "early convert" to Instant Pot pressure cooking.[17] Tam has also garnered praise from noted culinary professionals like Michael Ruhlman[18] and Christopher Kimball.[19] Tam and her work have been featured across various media outlets, including CBS This Morning,[20] Bon Appétit,[21] Serious Eats,[22] The Kitchn,[23] Epicurious,[24] Sunset Magazine,[25] The New Yorker,[26] and The Food Network.[27] She maintains a partnership with Whole Foods Market, which has featured her recipes and product selections in store locations and online.[28]

Personal life[edit]

A native of the San Francisco Bay Area, Tam received a Bachelor of Science degree in Nutrition and Food Science from the University of California, Berkeley.[29] After earning a Doctorate of Pharmacy from the University of California, San Francisco, she worked as a full-time night-shift hospital pharmacist.[30] Tam is married to her co-author and collaborator, Henry Fong. Together with their two young sons, they divide their time between Palo Alto, California[31] and Portland, Oregon.[32]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Kleiman, Evan. "This Week on Good Food: Orthorexia, Going Paleo, The Industrialized Meat Conundrum". KCRW's Good Food. Retrieved 2 November 2014.
  2. ^ "Best Food Photography on a Blog - The Homies 2012". The Kitchn. Retrieved 31 October 2014.
  3. ^ "2012 Best Food Blog Awards: The Winners". Saveur Magazine.
  4. ^ Henry, Sarah (December 29, 2014). "The Paleo Diet's Mommy Blogger". San Francisco Chronicle.
  5. ^ Williams, Alex (September 19, 2014). "The Paleo Lifestyle: The Way, Way, Way Back". The New York Times.
  6. ^ "Best Sellers - February 2014". The New York Times. Retrieved 31 October 2014.
  7. ^ "Best Cookbooks of 2013". Eat Your Books. Retrieved 31 October 2014.
  8. ^ Williams, Kate (December 10, 2014). "The Year in Cookbooks: Our Favorite Reads of 2014". Serious Eats.
  9. ^ Kimball, Christopher (December 4, 2014). "My Favorite Cookbooks of 2014". America's Test Kitchen. Archived from the original on February 17, 2015. Retrieved December 11, 2014.
  10. ^ Bean, Joy (July 7, 2014). "Comics and Cavepeople: Nom Nom Paleo is Having Fun with Food". Publishers Weekly. Retrieved 31 October 2014.
  11. ^ Tishgart, Sierra (24 March 2015). "The James Beard Foundation Announces 2015's Media Awards Finalists". Grub Street (New York Magazine). Retrieved 24 March 2015.
  12. ^ "People's Voice Winner: Nom Nom Paleo". The Webby Awards. Retrieved 31 October 2014.
  13. ^ "Best Sellers: Advice, How-To & Miscellaneous". The New York Times. Retrieved 1 January 2018.
  14. ^ "Best Selling Books: Week Ended Aug. 6". The Wall Street Journal. 11 August 2017. Retrieved 1 January 2018.
  15. ^ Juris, Carolyn (11 August 2017). "This Week's Bestsellers: August 14, 2017". Publisher’s Weekly. Retrieved 1 January 2018.
  16. ^ Manjoo, Farhad (November 19, 2014). "Bringing Sous Vide to the Home Cook". The New York Times.
  17. ^ Roose, Kevin (17 December 2017). "Inside the Home of Instant Pot, the Kitchen Gadget That Spawned a Religion". The New York Times. Retrieved 1 January 2017.
  18. ^ Ruhlman, Michael. "A Consideration of Paleo". Ruhlman: Translating the Chef's Craft for Every Kitchen. Retrieved 3 November 2014.
  19. ^ Kimball, Christopher (November 21, 2014). "The Seven Best Cookbooks to Give for the Holidays". The Wall Street Journal.
  20. ^ Blackstone, John (November 7, 2014). "Live Like a Caveman with a Paleo Lifestyle". CBS This Morning. Retrieved 11 December 2014.
  21. ^ Bilow, Rochelle (7 June 2016). "Don't Make These Common Mistakes When Going Paleo". Bon Appétit. Retrieved 1 January 2018.
  22. ^ "Nom Nom Paleo on Serious Eats". Serious Eats. Retrieved 31 October 2014.
  23. ^ Christensen, Emma. "Nom Nom Paleo by Michelle Tam". The Kitchn. Retrieved 31 October 2014.
  24. ^ Sung, Esther. "Eating Paleo: Not Just for Cavemen". Epicurious. Retrieved 31 October 2014.
  25. ^ True, Margo (June 2017). "6 Chefs' Favorite Summer Recipes". Sunset Magazine. Retrieved 1 January 2018.
  26. ^ Kolbert, Elizabeth (July 28, 2014). "Stone Soup: How the Paleolithic Life Style Got Trendy". The New Yorker.
  27. ^ Wadyka, Sally. "Should You Go Paleo? Nom Nom Says, Yes!". Food Network.
  28. ^ "Nom Nom Paleo Shopping List & Recipes". Whole Foods Market. Retrieved 31 October 2014.
  29. ^ Hyman, Vicki (January 15, 2014). "Couple's 'Nom Nom Paleo' Cookbook is Kid-Tested, Fred Flintstone-Approved". The Star-Ledger. Retrieved 2 November 2014.
  30. ^ Foster, Brooke Lea. "The Night Shift". Psychology Today.
  31. ^ D'Ardenne, Kimberlee (December 3, 2013). "Paleo for Palo Alto". Palo Alto Weekly. Retrieved 3 November 2014.
  32. ^ Knutson, Ariel (19 September 2017). "A Week of Dinners: Michelle Tam". The Kitchn. Retrieved 1 January 2018.

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