This issue of Digest offers a bit of everything; we have cozy poems and wandering essays on the comforts of soup. A soulful reflection about pioneering one's identity through diet in 'Processed,' a stunning essay by Yasmeen Deshais. Nestle into a booth under the mellow glow of a hotel bar's moody lighting and let Elizabeth Dumais spill her writing secrets over a dry gin martini, served ice cold and with a twist.
But what would an issue of Digest be without a lil' spice-n-zest? Crowd into a kitchen in Ridgewood with a bunch of smelly artists and learn how to make Fire Cider. Sink your teeth into Chad Knuth's sizzling poem about piping hot North Carolina meat, with the salivatingly salacious title, 'Johnny Had Me Good.'
And of course, resident Digest Mother-Writers-in-Residence delivers something in between the in between; A warm cold -- A cold warm. Have a life-giving bowl of seafood risotto that both evokes the hot Italian beach and the comfort of one's grandparents. And cosy up to our resident baker, Suzie Parrasch's ever-giving home kitchen for some brownies, which are warm, delicious, and comforting, just right for every occasion; just like Digest.