Chose from 3 starters:
1 – Croatian Celery Cross
(For extremely sinful people)
Homage to the catering in the Croatian set of DIG, a starter with raw Celery Crosses
stuck on a base of Seitan (Satan). Eat staples on crosses if, and only if, you want to go
straight to hell.
2 –Dead Sea Mud on wounded Peter (Pita) + DIG Symbol
(For wounded body and soul people)
Dead Sea Mud sort of heals Peter Connelly’s bullet chest wound. Here is a starter made of
ruptured Pita, spread with mashed black beans (cooked with garlic + olive oil + spices) –
the Mud. The distinct DIG Symbol is made of ketchup.
3 – Well of Souls Kebab
(For people with balls – courage! – and great souls)
Pita stuffed with Grilled Sole (fished from the Well of Souls – Soles), Falafel and small
Tomatoes (Balls). Homage to brave characters in DIG (inspired by Golan asking for Falafel
and having balls, Peter protecting many souls and having balls, etc).
Breastplate with Stones + Bodies of Chrisp
Grilled Chicken Breast on Plate (Breastplate) with 12 Stones made of assorted candy,
representing the 12 tribes of Israel, as they appear in DIG engraved in Hebrew.
Accompanied by Bodies of Chrisp (actually Crisps – Messiah didn’t appear by 6pm, May
7 th 2015 to provide bits of his body). Intertwining between ketchup and mayo represents
the troubled relationship between Peter and Emma. Rich people should use Lokum as
candy, I used normal candy.
Experience Dinah while eating it!
Chai-Latte with tea specially made with rain water. Representing the Jewish cleansing
ritual performed by Peter and Emma at the Jerusalem caves. They bathed in a mikveh
(lake in the caves) in episode 1. Why not drink it during the DIG meal?
ESSENES with Bee Gee’s Honey & assorted candy
Vanilla flavored E,S,N biscuits spread with Bee Gee’s Honey (& bits of 12 stones). Bee
Gee worked in my cousin’s beehive 20 years ago and her honey is still as good as new.
This dessert represents the resilience and toughness of the Essenes. The biscuits are so
hard that I cracked a 30 year old filling eating them.
And try dancing to the sound of Tragedy by the Bee Gees, while eating Essenes biscuits,
because they are very caloric. The album Spirits Having Flown (containing Tragedy) was
the 2 nd LP I bought in my life. Listen and dance to Stayin’ Alive after finishing the meal.
Here is a photo of the whole banquet taken at 9:59pm EST May 7 th 2015 (2:59am BST
May 8 th in Lisbon, Portugal, where the feast took place):
A small photo of the shy cook (me – Tosca Nini) and her meal.
No religions were harmed while making and eating the food cooked for
The DIG Menu. Nor Red Heifers.
This Work was sponsored by the now defunct UIPOD (United Involuntary Pirates Of Dig).
As soon as the DIG DVD is released, I’ll buy it and become a legal DIG viewer.
Many, many thanks to all the people who made DIG (cast and crew), and especially to
Jason Isaacs and Ori Pfeffer for providing the main inspiration for this meal. From Jason
Isaacs tweets, I discovered Chai Latte and Seitan, and from Ori Pfeffer, Falafel. The
trigger for starting to eat DIG related food was Golan asking for falafel. I subsequently
went to a chain food called Joshua’s (!!) to buy it. From DIG in general, I found a
different Jerusalem than I was used to perceive, and a place that is actually attractive to
know and visit, and that’s a real feat, believe me!
Don’t forget to visit Amy Samson’s astonishing DIG related blog
http://amywritesthingsfromherbrain.blogspot.pt/p/dig-on-usa.html to get the meaning of
Mikvehs, the Breastplate and other things. Great thanks to her for enlightening me on
many things. And also to other people who made an essential contribution to the 12 stones
Are you (USA Network) sure there’s no 2 nd season of DIG?
Well, OK… I had a splendid time watching it, anyway!