Oregonian Matthew Cox wins the Golden Spurtle at the 2009 World Porridge Making Championship

Matthew Cox with the Golden Spurtle trophy! - Photo Roy BrownThe Golden Spurtle trophy will be coming to Oregon!

Matthew Cox, of Milwaukie, Oregon’s own Bob’s Red Mill today was named the 2009 World Porridge Making Champion.

A spurtle, besides just a fun word to say, is a wand-like thing usually made of wood that is traditionally used to stir porridge while it cooks (and yes, you can find myrtle spurtles in Oregon!). The annual competition, held in Carrbridge, Scotland, celebrates Scotland’s traditional national dish, porridge. This is the first time an American team has entered the competition, held in Glasgow, Scotland, and they came away as the big winner!

Check out the Bob’s Red Mill blog for more on their Scotland adventures.

Photo of the award winner by Roy Brown


  1. Barnacle Brian says:

    I’ve been across that bridge.

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