Thursday, May 24, 2012
Kamikaze & Balalaika
Caro diario: this is after 750 words at a blog, 750 words for a column, and 750 more words on a novel--a perfect balance to-day. This is a Kamikaze, not one of those Kamikazes you've seen studs toss back in singles bars, but an honest-to-god one--with about three parts vodka, one part lime, and half a part triple sec. And by the way, if you want to substitute lemon for lime, go ahead--that makes it a Balalaika. The book--the book is a wonderful encyclopedic narrative entitled The Geometry of Pasta by London chef Jacob Kenedy, which tells the story of every pasta you know and many I promise that you don't and is accompanied by wonderful line-shot pasta diagrams such as the one you see on the right leaf, by Caz Hildebrand. They are easy to interchange, Kamikaze and Balalaika--just remember--Kamikaze has the lime, think of a key lime, with all those K's...and Balalaika has the lemon, think of Lululemon and all those L's. And the whole reason it's called a Kamikaze is that these are almost too easy to drink as might a soft drink...so don't do that, or you will indeed go divebombing something or other.
Posted by Joseph F. Mailander at 4:13 PM