• “Almonds, blueberries, a swirl of honey atop your morning oats won’t batter an eyelid around the breakfast table – but a poached egg, sliced avo and a slash of Sriracha? While it may not be… ahem… bowling everyone over, savoury porridge is being served up from the UK all the way to LA. At 26 Grains, an all-day porridge restaurant in Covent Garden, London, owned by self-confessed porridge addict Alex Hely-Hutchinson, you’ll find exotic savoury concoctions – including spicy sweet potato amaranth, crème fraîche, marinated kale salad and short-grain brown rice, chickpea stew, coriander, lemon and yoghurt – proudly perched on steaming bowls of porridge. Plus, super-svelte stars like Cameron Diaz swear by savoury oatmeal as part of their daily regimen with shallots, zucchini and kale ranking as a winning trio to top it off with! Spoon, anyone?”

    By Andrea Pafitis Hill, F&HE Editor

    Savoury porridge with roasted garlic toast

    Roasted onion, hazelnut and parsley savoury porridge