by John Lewis



Fergus uses this Spurtle which has an “endearing slightly primitive thistle carved at the top” every morning when he makes his “cowboy coffee”. He describes it to be “the perfect tool to stir the grinds down” and says it “works very well for porridge too”.

What exactly is a Spurtle you may be asking? It is a wooden Scottish kitchen tool, dating from the fifteenth century, that is used to stir porridge, soups, stews and broths. It’s customary that a Spurtle should be sued to stir in a clockwise direction with the right hand.