Entries by Liz Carlisle

More Reason to Eat Your Legumes

Food Blog Food news from the UC Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources Author: Ann Brody Guy Published on: February 9, 2015 The farmers who first introduced Missoula, Montana-native Liz Carlisle to the revolution taking place deep in her home state’s grain belt were a diverse group that included lefty liberals, fundamentalist Christians, and freewheeling […]

Plant and Plate Covers Berkeley Book Release

 Link: http://www.plantandplate.com/lentil-underground/ “Last night, I headed over to Berkeley for a talk featuring a group of organic lentil farmers from Montana, the former country music singer who wrote a book about them, and Michael Pollan. At the reception afterwards, we all drank wine and talked food politics and sampled small bites made with the heirloom lentils […]

Tonight: Lentil Underground at Stanford

The last stop on the Bay Area book release tour, before the Lentil Underground heads home to Montana.  Don’t miss it!  Come at 5pm for a special farm-to-table dinner, and dine alongside the farmers who grew the featured organic lentils and heritage grains ($18, credit card only).  And at 7pm, Liz Carlisle and David Oien […]

Tonight: Lentil Underground at UC Berkeley

Tonight at UC Berkeley! Michael Pollan hosts a special book release event, cosponsored by the Berkeley Food Institute and the Berkeley Student Food Collective. We’ll have the whole crew – authors, farmers, Chef Claudia – and both the event and the food are free and open to the public. http://lentilunderground.com/event/uc-berkeley-north-gate-hall/?instance_id=74

Today: Lentil Underground at Book Passage in San Francisco

Today at 12:30pm, meet the Lentil Underground at Book Passage in the Ferry Building: http://www.bookpassage.com/event/liz-carlisle-lentil-underground Meet the farmers featured in the book, get your signed copy – and leave with a signed bag of lentils! (Available at Farm Fresh to You).

Lentil Underground Tour Kicks off Tonight in Petaluma

The Lentil Underground Book Tour kicks off tonight at Petaluma Seed Bank, presented by Copperfield’s Books. Twenty-five Montana farmers, 800 organic lentil bites, one heck of a good time! Free and open to the public: http://www.copperfieldsbooks.com/event/liz-carlisle-friends

Can Lentils Help Us Learn to Live With Less Water?

Learn to live with drought – eat more lentils By Liz Carlisle Published 3:36 pm, Friday, January 23, 2015 As California enters what appears to be the fourth year of its historic drought, we also appear to be headed for the usual water wars between farmers and conservation groups. It’s a pretty stark choice: on one […]

The Distinction Between Career and Vocation

Liz Carlisle on the Vital Distinction Between Vocations and Careers January 23, 2015 By Liz Carlisle Editor’s Note: Liz Carlisle holds a BA from Harvard University and a PhD in geography from the University of California at Berkeley. Carlisle is also a country music singer-songwriter who has opened shows for Travis Tritt, LeAnn Rimes, and […]

San Francisco Chronicle Review

Reviewer Hannah Wallace calls Lentil Underground “an important contribution to the sustainable agricultural genre”: “Carlisle unearths some unusual agroecological practices that should gain a foothold in mainstream farming, such as “undersowing” — the idea of planting a “green manure” crop (such as medic) and a grain crop simultaneously, so as to boost fertility and increase […]