With just over a week to go until the 2014 Golden Spurtle World Porridge Making Championships, there is just one question on all Porridge lovers lips… who will be crowned the worlds best Porridge maker for 2014?
The Golden Spurtle takes place every October in the beautiful setting of Carrbridge in the Scottish Cairngorms. The competition is a global event, in the past few years it has attracted competitors from countries such as; Canada, USA, Germany and Scandinavia, all vying to be crowned the worlds top Porridge Chef.
I’ve loved being a competitor at the Golden Spurtle and I am happy to say that in 2009 I won the competitions the specialty section, with Matthew Cox winning the traditional section. It was the first time that the championship was won by an English person – me! and a non-UK nation, with Matthew taking the Golden Spurtle trophy back to Bob’s Red Mill in Oregon, U.S.A.
The big question in 2014 is will the much coveted Golden Spurtle stay in Scotland this year or will the global rise of Porridge popularity see it go overseas?
If you can’t be at the competition in person, keep an eye on the Golden Spurtle website and my Twitter stream (@porridgelady) as I will be relaying events as they happen.
Good luck to all the Golden Spurtle competitors and may the best bowl of Porridge win!