The Ancestral Table: Giveaways, Events, and Signed Copies

Hi everyone, hope you’re enjoying my recently-released cookbook, The Ancestral Table: Traditional Recipes for a Paleo Lifestyle. I’ve read an overwhelming amount of nice reviews, and it’s been very heartwarming. Thank you to everyone for that.

So now it’s my time to give a little something back. Here’s a list of current giveaways that feature the book, and other great news; I’ll be doing a series of signings throughout March, and I’m also offering a service where you can buy personalized signed copies of The Ancestral Table through my local independent bookstore, shipped to your home.

Note that I’ve set up an Events page (on the top-right of this site) where you can check back for updates on signings, cooking demos, and other fun stuff.

image courtesy of Virginia is for Hunter-Gatherers


Paleo Parents did a review of The Ancestral Table and share a recipe (Siu Yuk), and are also giving away a signed copy of the book.

Virginia is for Hunter-Gatherers did a review and are also giving away a signed copy of the book.

Diana Rodgers from Sustainable Dish shared my recipe for Shepherd’s Pie and is giving away a copy of my book.

The Paleo Mom is hosting a huge giveaway with lots of cool stuff, my cookbook being one of the prizes.

Chowstalker is celebrating their third birthday with three different giveaway bundles, and one of them features my cookbook.

Don’t forget that I’m giving away a $200 gift card to US Wellness Meats!


Saturday, March 1st (2-4pm): Books-a-Million HANOVER, MD – RSVP
Saturday, March 8th (time TBD): TBD WASHINGTON DC – RSVP **
Sunday, March 9th (1pm): Barnes & Noble PHILADELPHIA, PA – RSVP **
Thursday, March 13th (6pm): Broadway Panhandler NEW YORK CITY, NY – RSVP
Friday, March 14th (7pm): Books on the Square PROVIDENCE, RI – RSVP
Saturday, March 22nd (6-7:30pm): The Ivy Bookshop BALTIMORE, MD – RSVP
Friday, March 28th (5-7pm): Fenwick Street Used Books & Music LEONARDTOWN, MD – RSVP
Saturday, March 29th (2-4pm): Books-a-Million VIRGINIA BEACH, VA – RSVP

** with Stacy Toth and Sarah Ballantyne


I will be attending the 2014 Paleo f(x) conference in Austin, TX, April 11-13, and will be holding a book signing during the event. Or you can just come say hi to me as I wander around.

I will be appearing as a guest chef during the next Perfect Health Retreat, May 10-23, in Wilmington, NC.

Wednesday, June 14th (7pm-9pm) – I’m doing a cooking demonstration for the Baltimore Health and Wellness Meetup at the Tranquil-Chi Center in Baltimore. More info (and RSVP) here.


Can’t make it out to an event? I’m teaming with my local independent bookstore, The Ivy Bookshop, who is offering personalized signed copies shipped to your home.

All you have to do is order my book through their online store, and then leave a personalized message in the comments field during checkout (or leave it blank, I’ll just sign it to the name on the order); alternatively, you can call them (410-377-2966) and order. I’ll be going in once a week to sign all the books that get ordered that week! I’ll only be doing this for a limited time, probably a couple months, so please hurry and order soon!

Don’t forget that my book release party is this weekend! More info and RSVP link here.

If you’ve had a chance to read through and cook some of the recipes in the book, I would really appreciate it if you left a review on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and Goodreads. Ratings and reviews go a long way towards influencing buyer decisions. Thank you!

14 thoughts on “The Ancestral Table: Giveaways, Events, and Signed Copies

  1. Russ, I have to tell you that The Ancestral Table is beautiful and it’s easily one of the most elegant cookbooks I have on my shelf – paleo or otherwise. Congratulations! I’ve been struggling to find time to start blogging about my own paleo/real food journey and this has been a huge inspiration. I can’t wait to start making my way through your recipes!


  2. If you schedule a Dallas date let me know, I am the organizer of the DFW Primal / Paleo Meetup group. We will do our best to promote the book and events! Loved your guest post over at


      1. Great! We are a growing community, we just hit 125 member on the meetup group, but I have only been really working it the last 6 months. I have to say I think your “slant” on paleo is spot on. Keep up the good work.


  3. So my book arrived today – and I’m very excited to start cooking. So much so that I already made the Parsnip Puree tonight – very tasty. Funny thing I bought parsnips the other day and was going to search for a recipe, but the recipe came to me. I like to read cookbooks as well as cook from them and I’m particularly impressed with Chapter 1 Diet and Kitchen Fundamentals – you’ve really taken the time to thoroughly explain things and I think this would be a great book for all skill levels.
    Well I’m going to be very busy cooking this weekend – can’t wait.

    Thanks for the great cookbook and many congratulations to you!


    Oh – and I’ll be sure to catch you, Stacy and Sarah in Virginia Beach in March :)


  4. I have been lurking around this blog for about a year now, and have enjoyed the recipes a lot! My only wish is that you like onions more :).

    Anyway I just got the book in kindle format and I have to say that it is excellent! I will definitely be recommending it to friends and family. I have a few cookbooks at home but never really enjoyed the ones that just have a few recipes without much explanation of the origin or why the author chose to include it. This book is definitely going up there with my previous king The Joy of Cooking.

    Once I make a few of the revised dishes I will post a full review on Amazon. Thanks for sharing!


  5. I just stumbled upon your blog, and I’m glad I did. I love photography but I have such a passion for food photography because I find it so challenging! I can’t wait to read more!


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