Breakfast With Rashi
In this week’s “Tell Me,” Tablet Magazine’s illustrated question-and-answer column, we reconstruct a reader’s morning repast—and offer commentary on the proceedings
Presumably, one double-espresso is equal to two single-espressos, but you only have to drink one. Why espresso at all? Is Linda a Europhile? A European, even? Maybe. I would also venture that she likes the ritual of espresso: the compact grounds, the smell of brewing coffee, the steam, even the loud noises. She does not mention milk or sugar, which leads me to believe either that she is one of the rare people who truly loves the taste of unadulterated black coffee, or that she does not like the taste of coffee and prefers espresso because there is less of it to drink.
On the late Lou Reed’s 69th birthday, Elizabeth Wurtzel explained that contrary to the assertions of Philip Roth and others, the problem with Jewish male artists is not that they are too nice