Founder and CEO of Brightland
AAPI HERitage Month
We have some good news and we have some bad news. The bad news: Today is our last AAPI HERitage Month feature. The good news: It’s with Aishwarya Iyer, an olive oil connoisseur and overall amazing person. Keep reading to learn more about her delish products, and a special recipe from Aishwarya herself.
You’re oil we need! 🫒 That’s what Aishwarya Iyer (she/her), founder and CEO of Brightland, says to her collection of EEVO, anyway. When she and her husband started to get into cooking, they didn’t have a show-stopping experience. They realized that was because they were using subpar olive oils—and yes, there are both bad and good quality products. Luckily, with the creation of her brand, she ensures we can get the good stuff.
“My personal experience inspired the idea for Brightland, which was born out of a desire for time-honored food production—and a deep belief in the land and what it provides,” Aishwarya says, “My ancestors were salt farmers in South India; the land provided for them, and in turn they provided salt for people in the South. I believe in sun, soil, and our standards—and the beautiful olives, grapes, and fruit they yield, which in turn create the beautiful, wholesome, and delicious Brightland products.”
What’s a recipe you like to make?
We just released our first-ever Pizza Oil and have been indulging in all of the cheesy goodness of pizza since! I might be biased, but I believe that we’ve perfected a margherita pizza that serves as the perfect vessel for our new drizzling oil.