Bob's Red Mill Breakfast Cereal Cooking Contest

Bob's Red Mill all natural foods returns to glory at the 19th annual world porridge making championship.

| October 9, 2012

This article is posted with permission from Bob's Red Mill.

Bob’s Red Mill Natural Foods, winner of the 2009 Golden Spurtle World Porridge Making Championship and the title of World’s Best Oatmeal, has reclaimed the glory at the 2012 Golden Spurtle championships, scoring a stunning victory against an international field of competition. Californian Laurie Figone, winner of the Bob’s Red Mill Spar for the Spurtle 2 oatmeal recipe cooking contest, competed on behalf of the company with her own unique dish and won the Speciality Trophy.

“Wow! I’m so thrilled to be bringing the Speciality Trophy to the United States,” said Bob Moore, founder, president and CEO of employee-owned Bob’s Red Mill. “The Scots know their oatmeal — or porridge, as they call it — and to have them say that Laurie’s dish, made with Bob’s Red Mill ® Steel Cut Oats, is the best speciality porridge in the world means we must be doing something right!”

The 19th annual Golden Spurtle World Porridge Making Championship was held this past weekend in Carrbridge-Inverness Shire in Northern Scotland, and Figone competed with Bob’s Red Mill Steel Cut Oats in both of the competition’s categories, Traditional and Speciality. The Traditional Section allows for the use of only oats, salt and water, while the Speciality Section is for porridge that includes any additional ingredients.

Figone, a life-long home cook, earned her trip to Scotland by winning the second annual Bob’s Red Mill Spar for the Spurtle oatmeal recipe contest. She and two other finalists were chosen from nearly 100 video entries to compete in a live cook-off, and a panel of celebrity judges selected Figone’s dish as the winner. While she has won other recipe contests in the past, she never dreamed that one day she would become a world champion.

“I was blown away to even have been selected to travel to Scotland to compete on behalf of Bob’s Red Mill,” said Figone. “So to actually win a trophy at the world championship is mind boggling. I love Bob’s Red Mill Steel Cut Oats, and this victory is a real testament to just how versatile they are.”

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