She took the pizza out of the freezer and popped it in the oven, then brought the Chivas Regal out to the living room table. While she opened a bottle of wine for herself, I selected a few tapes – Jackie McLean and Miles Davis and Wynton Kelly – and pushed the PLAY button on the cassette deck. We settled back to Bags’ Groove, followed by Surrey with a Fringe on Top, and drinks until the pizza was done.
Quick, easy and cheesy, even frozen pizza has its own poetry. Make like Murakami and pair with wine and music for a classy yet casual kick back.
– Chapter 35, “Nail Clippers, Butter Sauce, Iron Vase”, Hard-boiled Wonderland and the End of the World