Milwaukee Man Makes Best Porridge in the World

October 11 2009 - 8:30 PM

DSCF9910-216x300 They might not know how to spell Milwaukee around the world (at least BBC can’t) but they’ll now have to learn. Matthew Cox (BBC spelled his name wrong too…) from Bob’s Red Mill just bested the Scots and everyone else for that matter in the International World (redundant?) Porridge Making Championship. It’s the first time an American has competed let alone won… BBC article is here. Congrats to Matthew Cox… check out his blog (picture is from his blog):

Cox competed against 14 porridge-makers who came from Scotland and the United Kingdom, Sweden and Canada. The competitors included professional chefs, hoteliers, caterers and porridge enthusiasts.

The first (and only) U.S. competitor to enter the international competition, Cox prepared Steel Cut Oats from Bob’s Red Mill for the competition’s traditional category, which permits chefs to use only oats (the Scots call them “pinhead” oats), water and salt.

“I am absolutely delighted that Bob’s Red Mill has bouncy castle for sale won the Golden Spurtle,” said Bob’s Red Mill founder Bob Moore. “Since my first visit to Scotland, I’ve always been impressed with the quality of Scottish oats. To have won this title says great things about our oats – we can really say that we have the world’s best oats.”