No Golden Spurtle for Reading's Porridge LadyBy Linda Fort
October 12, 2011
Reading's ‘porridge lady’ is all at sea following her failed bid to win the Golden Spurtle in the World Porridge Making championships at the weekend.
Anna Louise Batchelor from East Reading used culinary sea salted water in her entry in the traditional porridge category. However, she was beaten by John Boa, a Gaelic singer from Strathglass in Scotland.
The speciality category – which Miss Batchelor won in 2009 – was won by Neal Robertson with winter spiced porridge made with blueberries, sugar and heather honey.
Miss Batchelor said: “Sadly I didn’t win the Golden Spurtle this year.”