Saturday, February 23, 2008

Golden Spurtle World Porridge Making Championship

The Scots love their porridge. And they have a championship to show how important it is. The Golden Spurtle World Porridge Making Championship has been held in Carrbridge, Inverness-shire, Scotland each year since 1994, most recently on October 7, 2007. The event is judged by three judges with plenty of culinary experience and contestants can compete in two categories, traditional porridge or specialty porridge. The porridge is judged on consistency, color, and taste.

The winner of the traditional porridge category wins the entire championship. Contestants in the traditional porridge category can only use oats, water, and salt to make their porridge (which is the traditional way the Scots make porridge). The specialty porridge category is for all porridge makers who use other ingredients.

The the championship is preceded by a 5K run and a parade and twelve or thirteen people competed in the 2007 event.

Golden Spurtle World Porridge Making Championship

To see a short news story on the event go to and search for porridge or golden spurtle.