Tuesday, 5 July 2011

Oatmeal lovers Spar for the Spurtle

I met some representatives from Bob’s Red Mill at the BlogHerFood Conference in Atlanta in May. I really enjoy using their grains so I was excited when one of them contacted me last week to let me know that Bob’s Red Mill launched its first ever “Spar for the Spurtle” Porridge Making Contest!  It sounds like a lot of fun so I decided to share it with you. I didn’t want to keep all the fun to myself.


What is Spar for the Spurtle?

Spar for the Spurtle invites home cooks and professional chefs alike to submit videos demonstrating a unique recipe that makes use of Bob’s Red Mill Steel Cut Oats – the World’s Best Oats. From the entries, three finalists will be flown to Portland, Oregon to compete in a live cook-off. The winner will receive an all-expenses-paid trip for two to Scotland, including $2,500 in cash, to compete in the 18th Annual Golden Spurtle World Porridge Making Championship!
It does not have to be a specific porridge recipe – it just needs to make use of Bob’s Red Mill’s Steel Cut Oats. Matt Cox from Bob’s Red Mill won the World Porridge Making Championship in 2009 with his arancini fritters. 

Refer to the following link to get an idea of the types of recipes that would be a good reference for your recipe development in the Spar for the Spurtle: http://www.goldenspurtle.com/recipes/.

When is the deadline to submit an entry?

The deadline to submit entries in the Spar for the Spurtle contest is July 30, 2011, so don’t delay!  Full details, images and a 2011 Spar for the Spurtle prep video that you can download or post on your blog are available at http://pitch.pe/156688.

Bob’s Red Mill invites you to tune into the Spar for the Spurtle website, Twitter and Facebook for real time Spar for the Spurtle updates now through October 9, 2011.

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