I have a newfound respect for people who present on television or do videos. I think after years and years, I'm finally comfortable with public speaking (it just took some Xanax and surviving several awkward experiences!). But it's quite another venture to speak in front of big cameras (with many people staring at you other than the cameraman as you try to remember what to say), to say it with tons of expression, and to say it compactly since time is measured in seconds not minutes.
I recently worked with a top notch crew from Rival Marketing in Cambridge, who has produced numerous cooking videos with A-list Boston chefs and restaurants, and Nasoya to help educate viewers about their new shirataki low carb noodles. This low calorie and carbohydrate pasta is a must-try if you have diabetes or celiac disease, are trying to lose weight, or just enjoy Asian noodles! Check out my past review and recipe here. Shirataki noodles are flavorless and lighter tasting than traditional pasta and have a chewy texture, so definitely use sauces and some fat like a good olive oil to add richness. Being an Asian noodle, it's no surprise that (I think) they taste best in Asian dishes like stir-frys and noodle soups. But feel free to get creative. Also keep in mind that a calorie is a calorie and because these are so low in calories, you may be feeling hungry again soon after eating. If you notice this, be sure to add that little bit of oil or chopped nuts and a lean protein like chicken or beans to boost your lasting satisfaction.
Below are the end results of the two Nasoya videos. Rival did an amazing job keeping my energy level up through the 3-hour process and editing the final versions. Be sure to check out their award-winning how2heroes site for thousands of cooking videos and Nasoya's site for product information, easy recipes and videos!
Special thanks to Lindsay at 360 PR
How to Cook with Pasta Zero Shirataki Noodles
How to Make Pasta Zero Shirataki Spaghetti