And welcome, almost, to the weekend.
If this is your first time here, this is my favorite newsletter of the month. What used to be called "What to cook, eat, and read..." was eventually reimagined, in its current form as "To cook and comprehend," taken from the double meaning of comprehend in Emily Dickinson's 112. With thanks for the inspiration to Juliet staff member, and founder of Promenade Opera Project, Rachel Davies.
Success is counted sweetest
By those who ne'er succeed.
To comprehend a nectar
Requires sorest need.
Comprehend, then, will be to eat, and to understand. And to understand, we might read, watch, or listen. Cooking...well, that's still just cooking.
This is also, for longtime fans, the first of a new format for this email. We're shortening things here a bit...but if you miss the longform version...you may consider signing up for the email list for of Juliet magazine...where the old version of this newsletter will soon be resurrected.