Porridge Aficionados Vie To Make Theirs The Breakfast Of Champions : The Salt : NPR
I like oatmeal. I've always liked it, which puts me in an odd category I suppose. By liking it, I mean really like it, not tolerate it in a blurry eyed oaty slime to go with your coffee sort of way.
My mother used to occasionally call oatmeal porridge, something she learned when she was growing up in Quebec. It's one of the oldest of breakfast "cereals", and is a true a cereal. That is, it's a cereal in that oats are cereals, i.e., grains. Cooking it the old way takes some time, but not too much. Well worth making.