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Contest: Oats, Portland and Scotland, What’s Not to Like?

Bob's Red MillNote: no compensation of any sort, in-kind or otherwise, was provided for this post.

Here’s a pretty cool contest for those of you who are US citizens (contest requirement): Bob’s Red Mill Natural Foods is holding its first-ever Spar for the Spurtle Porridge Making Contest.

If you’re a home cook or professional chef, they’re asking you to submit a video demonstrating a unique recipe that makes use of Bob’s Red Mill Steel Cut Oats® – the World’s Best Oats.

From the entries received, three finalists will be flown to Portland, Ore., to compete in a live cook-off, in which the winner will receive an all-expenses-paid trip for two to Scotland, to represent Bob’s Red Mill in the 18th Annual Golden Spurtle World Porridge Making Championship in Scotland, $2,500 in cash, and several other prizes.

The deadline to submit a video is July 31, 2011.

Now, I don’t know if Bob’s Red Mill Steel Cut Oats® are the “world’s best oats,” but it seems to me they’re sure as heck trying to make you think so.

So if oats (so much better than saying “porridge”) are your thang, why not enter? And let me know if you do… and definitely let me know if you’re shortlisted, or, gasp! win.

By the way, a “spurtle” is apparently a Scottish kitchen tool dating back to the 15th century that is traditionally used to stir porridge and prevent it from becoming lumpy. Sooo Harry Potter…

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Dhara Mistry
Dhara Mistry moderator

So have you already made your video? ;) I looked up spurtle on Wiki and I wonder how can you flip oatcakes with that? Hmmm I guess one may have to use two of them to flip..

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Yay you posted here!! Woo hoo! Now I need a new tried and true good recipe soon ;)

Shonali moderator

@rachaelseda LOL! Well, there are a few I've posted already, did you try any of those? But I have some new ones coming soon!

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