News from Abroad: A Golden Spurtle Update

by Matt Cox

After a long flight to Edinburgh via Amsterdam and a train trek across the peaty countryside of Scotland to Inverness-shire, our hearty little band of whole grain evangelists arrived in the Mecca of porridge, Carrbridge, for the World Porridge Making Championships. The four of us from Bob’s Red Mill and

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Black Bean Patties

In Her Words: Spar for the Spurtle Winner Merry Graham

by Guest

It was as if I had been whisked away to Scotland! The bagpiper started playing, beginning the processional that led two competitors and I to our cooking stations. I was a stew pot of nerves, excitement, confidence, and giddiness! My time had arrived. Could I make the winning steel cut

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(L to R) Maire O'Brien (bagpiper), Rachel MacRitchie (judge), Leather Storrs (judge), Bob Moore, Merry Graham, Matthew Cox, Kim Sunee (judge)

Spar for the Spurtle Recap and Winner

by Cassidy Stockton

My apologizes for the delay in announcing our Spar for the Spurtle winner. It’s taken me a few days to organize my thoughts enough to share with you. The event was a resounding success and just about the most fun I’ve ever had at work (with the actual Golden Spurtle

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Spar for the Spurtle: Game on!

by Cassidy Stockton

It’s hard to believe, but this coming Friday is the day our Spar for the Spurtle finalists will throw down to see who will represent Bob’s Red Mill in the 2011 Golden Spurtle World Porridge Making Championships.

If you’re around, come on out and join the fun. Here are the

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Matt proudly holds the Golden Spurtle in preparation for the competition.

2010 Golden Spurtle World Porridge Making Championship

by Cassidy Stockton

The day of the competition was a beautiful, sunny fall day in the small village of Carrbridge, Scotland. The air was crisp and emotions were high. Matt and I chopped and prepped all of our ingredients and were ready to roll without much anxiety at about half past eleven. The

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Matt and Cassidy taste cheese at Valvona & Crolla

Planes, Trains and Automobiles

by Cassidy Stockton

After nearly 30 hours of travel, our team finally planted our tired feet on Carrbridge soil yesterday for the 17th Annual Golden Spurtle World Porridge Making Championship. I will be the first to admit that the journey was a bit harrowing and not at all smooth once we took off

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