Mrs. Blount was a woman ahead of her time! Sharing her knowledge the health benefits of eating live cultured bacteria decades before millions of dollars of scientific research proved her intuition to be correct.
Book contains detailed instructions for making yogurt as well as several yummy recipes. One of those books that is delight to have on your cookbook shelf.
Half the Proceeds go to the Young Williams Animal Shelter in Knoxville, Tennessee.
by daughter Neranza Noel Blount:
A limited quantity of this book written by and self published by Liliana Blount is now available for sale.
In the early 1970s, her husband built a small factory for her on their land and she started a yogurt business before anyone here even knew what yogurt was and became known as the “Yogurt Lady”. It was called Liliana Blount’s Pure Bulgarian Yogurt. She brought the original culture from her native Bulgaria in a thermos she kept on her lap in the airplane.
A one woman production, she made it, packaged it and delivered it to all the health food stores in Knoxville and Oak Ridge as well as the Food Co-Op, now known as Three Rivers Market. She was also a member of the Food Co-Op and her contribution would be to go to the farmer’s market early in the morning to acquire fresh fruits and vegetables to be sold in the co-op’s produce section.
She then wrote and self-published two books: The Art of Making Bulgarian Yogurt – Without Yogurt Maker and The Many Benefits from Yogurt. Her last business was Knoxville’s first non-smoking restaurant in Bearden’s Homberg Place called Liliana’s Delights where she combined European and Health Foods on the menu.
She passed away on February 28, 2008 and her remaining books were found stored in her closet. Some may be discolored with age but the information is down to earth basics. Written in her own words, are instructions for making yogurt without a yogurt maker. Also included are recipes of her own creation, including a recipe called Little Earth Cakes in honor of the first Earth Day established in 1970.
Half of the proceeds of the sale of this book are donated to the Young Williams Animal Shelter to continue her love and care for animals in need.
Paperback: 36 pages
Publisher: Rose Valley Yogurt (1974)