HandPicked People: Elizabeth Thompson

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As we've built up our community here at HandPicked Nation, we have met some truly incredible farmers, ranchers, makers and thinkers in the real food movement. Which prompted the thought, why not share a little more about the real people of real food with our readers?

Welcome to another addition of HandPicked People!

Today, we're getting a closer look at Elizabeth Thompson. Elizabeth (or Lizzie) has been with HandPicked Nation from the start and we are beyond lucky to have her beautiful words and images grace the site. No matter if she's reporting on the crab season in Alaska or getting the word out on school lunch reform, Lizzie is sure to bring a little humor and grace to all of her articles.

Name: Elizabeth Thompson

Occupation: Writer, photographer, commercial fishing tenderwoman and mom

Current City: Petersburg, Alaska

Describe what you in do in 10 words or less. Read, write, play outside, buy fish, love family and friends.

Describe real food in one sentence. Real food does not involve a laboratory.

What's your first food memory? A full-body rush when I tasted my first curry dish. Love at first bite.

If you were a food or flavor, what would you be? Salty

What are the 5 food things you must always have on hand? Extra virgin olive oil, garlic, good salt, brown rice, cayenne pepper

What is the one professional rule you NEVER break? Never lie (and this informs the next answer)

What's going to be your next meal? Hot dogs and s'mores at the preschool year end picnic.

Did we miss anything? Let us know what kinds of questions you want us to ask in the comments below!