Michelle Tam

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Founder, Nom Nom Paleo
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nomnompaleo
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Michelle Tam is the sardonic foodie and working mom behind Nom Nom Paleo, a popular and award-winning food blog devoted to Paleo food porn and recipes galore.

Covering everything from kitchen shortcuts to tips on dining out, the site demonstrates with vivid food photography that Paleo eating is possible for anyone -- even those with busy schedules and demanding palates. Michelle is passionate about helping readers implement and sustain an ancestral dietary approach; on a daily basis, she writes about how home cooks can spend less time in the kitchen and still end up with nutritious, flavor-packed meals for the entire family.

Michelle has a degree in Nutrition & Food Science from the University of California at Berkeley, and a Doctorate in Pharmacy from the University of California at San Francisco. Although Michelle’s training emphasized conventional approaches to nutrition and health, she discovered the science and benefits of Paleo eating two years ago, finding that it was the only approach that helped to whittle down her midsection and fuel her with enough energy to wrangle two small boys, hold down a full-time night shift hospital job, cook for a houseful of hungry cavepeople, lift heavy stuff at her CrossFit box, and maintain a daily blog.

In the Spring of 2012, Michelle released the Nom Nom Paleo interactive cookbook for the iPad®, a visual feast packed with brand new recipes, as well as updated versions of classic Nom Nom Paleo dishes. Within the first 24 hours of its release in April 2012, it was featured as one of the top three paid Lifestyle apps in the App Store. It continues to be one of the bestselling paid Food & Drink apps in the App Store.

Michelle’s blog was recently recognized by the editors and readers of Saveur Magazine as the Best Special Diets Blog of 2012. She also won Apartment Therapy and thekitchn.com’s 2012 Homies Award for Best Food Photography on a Blog. Michelle's first cookbook, Nom Nom Paleo: Food For Humans (Andrews McMeel Publishing), will be released in December 2013