Healthy Living on September 26, 2012 by

Golden Spurtle 2012: Wish them luck!

In just a few short days, the Bob’s Red Mill team and Spar for the Spurtle winner Laurie Figone will embark on their journey to Carrbridge, Scotland to compete in the 19th Annual Golden Spurtle World Porridge Championship. This year, Laurie will compete with her Italian Pinhead Torta and our steel cut oats against 14 other oat connoisseurs to see if she can bring home an award in one of the three categories (heck, maybe she can bring home all three!).

Does Laurie Figone’s Italian Pinhead Torta have what it takes to win? We certainly think so.

Yes, you read that right, this year, unlike previous years, there will be not two categories, but three! Laurie will cook traditional porridge using our steel cut oats, water and salt in the Traditional category for a chance to take home the Golden Spurtle, the same award we secured in 2009. She’ll also pit her amazing Italian Pinhead Torta against all sorts of other culinary creations in the Specialty category. The third category, People’s Choice, is new this year and will allow three spectators to collaborate with the three official judges to select an additional specialty dish winner. You can view past winners and other specialty recipes that have competed at the Golden Spurtle here.

Wish Laurie luck in the comments.

The competition takes place on October 6th, this year and our team couldn’t be more excited. We’d like them to know just how excited we are for them- help us wish them luck in the comments. We’ll have a full recap after the competition. Check our Facebook page and Twitter feed to keep up to date on how the competition went.


Anne Stecker says:

Laurie: We were there for the competition and your torta was delicious. Best of luck!

Anne-Thank-you sooo much!! It’s going to be FUN!!

Carlie says:

Good Luck! 🙂

Amber says:

Best of luck, Laurie and team!

Gerry says:

Good luck, and bring back another award.

Gene Elizabeth says:

I had the fortune of living and working in Aberdeen, Scotland for 5 yrs.; Visits back to the US to friends and family included stocking up on (specifically) Steel Cut Oats, and was reminded, repeatedly, better not forget to bring them home: I have my own sputle, thistle flower carved on top, other end a bit charred from use.
Hope Scottish weather cooperates for you. October you can see the Heather on the Hills,
See you –
-gene elizabeth

Eve says:

Why haven’t you updated this blog? Didn’t you win one of the contests at the golen spurtle?

AmandaCarter says:

Hi Eve,
We’ll be posting a recap of the exciting event very soon.
Amanda C.
Bob’s Red Mill

Kathleen Gonyo says:

I enjoy your oatmeal so much!

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