Family Shares Bulgarian Yogurt Recipe

Painting of Liliana Blount by
daughter Neranza Blount
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.

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  how a self-taught fermentation specialist is inspiring a new generation of cooks.