East Tennesseans have the chance to meet a second generation yogurt maker and discover the heritage behind a small family yogurt business. Three Rivers Market is hosting Neranza Blount on Sunday, July 22 at 3 pm. Her mother, Liliana Blount was proprietor of Liliana Blount's Bulgarian Yogurt and wrote a helpful how-to guide in the 70s called The Art of Making Bulgarian Yogurt.
|Painting of Liliana Blount by|
daughter Neranza Blount
The Blount family yogurt making business is one of several features of a month-long educational effort at Three Rivers Market
called Fermentation Fervor. The member-owned food co-op is sharing ways that fermented foods, from yogurt to beer to bread, provide a rich nutritional heritage. Sunday's event at the market on 1100 N. Central Street in Knoxville is free to the public. To reserve your space, you can call 865-525-2069.
Neranza Blount plans to have books and yogurt starters available for purchase, with book proceeds donated to Young-Williams Animal Shelter. The book of recipes explains how to make Bulgarian yogurt without a yogurt making machine.
Friday on FlourSackMama.com
: how a self-taught fermentation specialist is inspiring a new generation of cooks.