Entries by Liz Carlisle

Dave Oien’s Son Chris Reflects on the Lentil Underground

Check out this poignant, hilarious blog from Chris Oien, whose dad Dave is the main character of Lentil Underground.  Chris reflects on what he’s learned from his father, how it applies to his work as a nonprofit professional, and what it’s like when somebody writes a book about your dad! http://www.ynpntwincities.org/blog/2015/1/14/lessons-learned-from-the-lentil-underground.html  

California Magazine story on the Lentil Underground

Writer Katherine Seligman interviews author Liz Carlisle and her mentor Michael Pollan, to get the story behind the book: http://alumni.berkeley.edu/california-magazine/just-in/2015-01-08/spilling-beans-new-book-blows-lid-montanas-organic-lentil

The Making of a Book Trailer

I love when things work out like this. A couple months ago, Alison Harmon (the professor behind Lentils: Gems in the Treasure State) told me she knew a graduate student at Montana State University who might be able to make us a book trailer.  She introduced me by email to Marcus Hockett, who promptly set […]

Crop Yields of Organic Agriculture Are Higher Than Previously Thought

Just out from my colleagues at UC Berkeley: “A systematic overview of more than 100 studies comparing organic and conventional farming finds that the crop yields of organic agriculture are higher than previously thought. The study, conducted by UC Berkeley researchers, also found that certain practices could further shrink the productivity gap between organic crops […]

New York Times Op-Ed

Watch for my op-ed in the NYT on Thanksgiving Day. Gratitude to all the farmers working hard to bring positive change to our food system.  I’ll be thinking of you as I sit down to the table. UPDATE: here’s the link: http://www.nytimes.com/2014/11/27/opinion/the-downside-of-eating-too-locally.html

Great Resource on Lentil Nutrition and Cooking Now Online

Congratulations to Alison Harmon, Michael Fox, and Marcy Gaston on the publication of Lentils: Gems in the Treasure State!  This is a great comprehensive resource on lentil nutrition and culinary uses, for everybody from foodservice directors to home cooks.  Check it out