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So what can I do with my new spiral cutter. For the most part, it has two cutting styles that appeal to me. One, I can cut long, very thin vegetable spirals. The carrot on the left of the plate is wafer thin. Would make a great edible garnish. Children will gladly eat their veggies when cut like this. With the simple flip of a lever, it turns those spirals into long skinny strips. I tried carrots, parsnips and zucchini and all cut very well. Some of the zucchini strips were over two feet long. I am planning on trying beets and whatever other firm vegetable I can find. I next marinated these spiral cut vegetables in a dressing of olive oil and red wine vinegar with a dash of salt and fresh ground black pepper. Very tasty and fresh.
I am looking forward to using this tool to help with the preparation of several of the recipes from my new book. This would be a great addition to a vegetarian or raw foodie's kitchen. Also for gluten free kitchens, you could make alternates to traditional flour paste, substituting long strands of zucchini.