Has Porridge got too posh? That’s the oaty question being posed by the Guardian ‘Word of Mouth’ blog. The article discusses posh Porridge ingredients; “rosewater or sprouted oats with chia seeds”, to posh places to breakfast – including my review of London’s newest Porridge place; ‘Sky Pod Bar’ the “Porridge bar in the sky“.
The article points a finger of blame at social media for posh-ifying Porridge. From sumptuous instagram shots to perfect pictures on Twitter are we, and I include me! Guilty of wanting our Porridge to look perfect for the world to see?
I’m not shy of sharing my posh Porridge pictures or reviewing some of the most luxurious places to Porridge in London such as Mayfair’s Claridges. However I’m still a fan of honest home cooked Porridge, of getting my Porridge pot out day after day to make the best breakfast with value oats and simple toppings like windfall apples.
Perhaps then in this period of Lent I should be giving up posh Porridge and going back to its simple, wholesome roots. What do you think? Has Porridge got too posh for you? I’d love to know your thoughts here on the blog or via Twitter @porridgelady.