“Please, sir, I want some more.”
Charles Dickens’ Oliver Twist
Have you jumped on the savory oatmeal bandwagon? I am a bit late to the party I must admit, even if I have been a lifetime lover of breakfast oatmeal. SVOATS, as they are called, offer endless possibilities for inventive flavor pairings. Oatmeal with attitude! Just skip traditional oatmeal toppings and think of it as a whole-grain blank slate like you would rice, congee, risotto or polenta. I have to admit I love berries and maple syrup in my oatmeal and I hesitated to try the SVOATS food trend for far too long. Even Dickens was serving up savory gruel in Oliver Twist in 1838!