New line of automatic spaghetti-making vending machines takes aim at the on-the-go market.
Brian is the author of two culinary based books published via his imprint Storkburger Press. A lifelong Californian, he has been consistently exposed to some of the best food in the world. With a deep appreciation for the kitchen, he is always on the lookout for that perfect appliance that combines style and grace with the ever-popular ability to save time.
Imagine you're on a road trip and that inner stomach clock starts ticking. You peer along the horizon searching for quick, fast, and easy road food. With visions of previous stops of greasy burgers and suspect tacos, you roll into a gas station unable to make a decision. Perhaps another bag of chips or a cellophane-wrapped sandwich will quell the rising hunger. You make your way past the nacho cheese and the perpetually rolling hot dogs, and suddenly a bright, oddly shaped contraption catches your eye.
Not only does the Cucina 2000 look and sound like a robot, it acts like one too. According to the manufacturer, Twirl Pasta Company, "Customers insert paper currency or credit card and then select a pasta meal by pushing a single button. The Pasta Carousel turns and drops an individual portion of spaghetti into the enclosed cooking kettle. Spaghetti is cooked to al dente perfection and automatically dispensed into the Twirl Pasta bowl in less than 90 seconds!"