Can you imagine a raw pasta that’s as good as a cooked pasta? Noodles tossed with fresh vegetables, herbs and spices that make your mouth water sounds like an impossible creation in a raw food kitchen. After all, you normally have to boil pasta to cook it, and vegetables sweat a lot of flavor when they are heated in a pan. Raw food pasta just doesn’t sound as magnificent to the mouth as cooked pasta.
Raw food chefs have found a way to produce the flavor combinations and mouth watering sensations that cooked foods possess, without overheating, processing or causing foods to lose any of their nutritional value. Part of their mastery lies in the tools they use, and you can buy tools to recreate the same raw food creations that you’d experience at a nice restaurant, right in the comfort of your own kitchen. Much of food’s taste lies in its texture. Some people might say that a sandwich tastes differently when the lettuce is on the top bun than when it’s on the bottom bun. Whether that’s true or not, your mouth does experience different tastes with different textures, depending on how the various components in food reach your taste buds. Raw food pastas can be just as good as cooked pastas, if done right. Recreate a mouthwatering experience in your own kitchen with the Spirooli and Saladacco Spiral slicers. Each of these slicers has different features and serves a slightly different function than the other. Here is a brief comparison:
Spirooli Spiral Slicer
This 3-in-1 turning slicer is great for making vegetable noodles. It makes thick noodle cuts with zucchini and other veggies and has three interchangeable blades to shred, slice and chip most vegetables and fruits. Its suction cup feet help to hold the tool in place while you work, making each job easier and less messy. The three blades can be used to slice or to make large or medium-sized noodles. With this virtual tool, you can make salads, coleslaw, cold soup garnishes, homemade salsa, vegetable spaghetti and more. The slicer is easy to store, has high quality stainless steel blades, and may be safely washed on the top rack of your dishwasher.
Spiral Slicer (Saladacco Spiralizer)
The name of this slicer was recently simplified from Saladacco Spiralizer to Spiral Slicer, but its function is still the same, and it is very similar to the Spirooli Spiral Slicer. Originally from Japan, this tool can be used to make professional-looking garnishes, julienne or slice vegetables into thin slices, or make veggie pastas as well. It is also great for zucchini noodles and makes harder veggies like sweet potatoes, daikon and parsnip easier to slice. The most notable difference between this and the Spirooli model is that the Saladacco is able to slice thinner, angel hair sized noodles. This is a great tool to have in any raw foods kitchen, as it allows for the creation of many different types of gourmet foods. It is also dishwasher safe and is equipped with stainless steel blades.