Poggiagliolmi organic extra-virgin olive oil is USDA and ICEA (Italy) certified. The label on the bottle bears the painting of Isabelle Poggiagliolmi, the daughter of the olive oil producers. - Images from Elizabeth Liew
A parenting decision led Elizabeth Liew and her husband to move to the country; the accidental farmers now produce a fabulously green olive oil under Tuscan skies.
WHEN the children arrived, the fine print on the label on a bottle of ketchup suddenly became important to Elizabeth Liew.
“We wanted to know everything that went into making the ketchup – and other food stuff,” said the concerned parent on her last trip back to Malaysia.
Originally from Sabah, Liew met husband Elio Poggiagliolmi (pronounced pojjia-liol-mi), a geophysicist, in London over 20 years ago while she was working as a graphic designer.
“We wished for our children to be able to play outdoors in wide open spaces, climb trees, and lie on freshly-cut grass – not stay huddled indoors, playing electronic games. We wanted them to have the chance to pick naturally sun-ripened cherry tomatoes and pop them into their mouths – and to prefer them to Smarties.”