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- The Science of Porridge

Strathspey Pipe Band at Cairn Hotel, Carrbridge
Where World Porridge Championships are Held
Graphic ©James Ross via Wikimedia Commons

The Science of Porridge

Simon Rookyard, who recently submitted his PhD Thesis on Pulsars, has won the coveted title of World Porridge Making Champion after today's hotly contested World Porridge Making Championships in the Highland Village of Carrbridge. (Graphic via Wikimedia Commons )

The winner hails from Wigan in Lancashire, England.

The competition, which has been going since 1994, attracted a strong entry from home and abroad. The international competitors included from overseas, including a Finnish biochemist, a Swedish doctor, a Norwegian museum manager, a Swedish youth hostel owner, a Swiss miller, a South African chef, an American personal assistant, and a Czech small business owner.

There were four judges: Neil Mugg, Head Pastry Chef at The Gleneagles Hotel, Masterchef Colin Bussey, who has 34 years' experience in the food industry including at The Savoy and Gleneagles, and guest judges, Ron MacKenna, restaurant critic at 'The Herald', and Jonathan Engels of Crossbill Gin whose Aviemore gin distillery and bar won Channel 4's 'Amazing Spaces' 2015 'Shed of the Year' and most recently European Craft Gin 2015.

Dr Izhar Khan from Aberdeen won the competition last year using a spurtle made by one of his patients.

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Tam O'Ranter
May 2014

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