Golden Spurtle, World Porridge Making Competition, Carrbridge
A Culinary Showdown in Scotland
Date: Saturday 7th October 2023
Imagine yourself in the picturesque village of Carrbridge, nestled in the heart of the Scottish Highlands, with a wooden spoon in your hand and a sense of anticipation in the air. You’re surrounded by fellow porridge enthusiasts, all gathered for one purpose: to compete for the coveted Golden Spurtle. This is the World Porridge Making Championship, held annually in Carrbridge since 1994, celebrating the art and tradition of creating the perfect bowl of porridge.
At this esteemed event, participants from around the globe unite to showcase their skills in crafting this humble yet beloved dish. In the World Porridge Making Competition, only the highest standards are observed, with the winner snatching the Golden Spurtle title by demonstrating exceptional porridge-making prowess. Contenders must adhere to the strict rules of using only three ingredients – oats, water, and salt – ensuring the focus is firmly on the techniques of porridge preparation.
As you prepare to take part, embrace the camaraderie, the friendly rivalries, and the passion that unites all who participate in this unique contest. The World Porridge Making Championship is not just a competition; it’s a tribute to the rich culinary history of Scotland and a platform for porridge lovers worldwide to unite in appreciation of this hearty, satisfying dish. So, ready your spurtles, steady your nerves, and let the porridge-making commence.