former Nice British Bake Off contestant and an ex-Royal Navy diver are among the many contestants bidding to win this yr’s World Porridge Making Championship.
The competition is being held in individual for the primary time in three years, having taken place just about in 2020 and 2021 due to the Covid pandemic.
Final yr’s winner, Mirian Groot, a vegan photographer, recipe developer and author from the Netherlands, is heading to Scotland to enter in individual for the primary time.
She might be amongst 27 rivals attempting to win the title and the Golden Spurtle prize, with hopefuls travelling to the Highland village of Carrbridge from Australia, Iceland, Cyprus, Poland and Sweden, in addition to the UK.
Michael Chakraverty, a author and contestant in collection 10 of the Nice British Bake Off, is collaborating on this yr’s competitors, which might be held on Saturday October 8.
Different rivals embody Alice Ljungberg, an 18-year-old porridge fanatic from Sweden, Toby Wilson, a self-trained chef and “oataphile” from Sydney, Australia and Eamon (Ginge) Fullen, a former Royal Navy clearance diver.
Digital contests over the past two years have seen rivals submitting video entries solely, however Karen Henderson, the principle organiser of this yr’s occasion, stated they have been wanting ahead to welcoming porridge followers to Carrbridge.
She stated: “After holding a digital competitors for the previous two years throughout the pandemic, we are able to’t wait to welcome rivals and guests from throughout to world again to Carrbridge for this yr’s competitors. Spurtles on the prepared!”
Alan Meikle, director of sponsors, Hamlyns of Scotland, stated: “The World Porridge Making Championships is a novel and particular occasion, and we’re actually wanting ahead to seeing what the rivals give you to impress the judges this yr.”