Saturday, August 06, 2016
Every summer, I like drinking coffee with one scoop of vegan ice cream as a dessert or breakfast coffee. During the early 2000s, I got into watching French films on the independent movie channels. I liked checking out the French scenes, art culture, fashion, and ambiance in this movie. Although I took French in college, I still have the read the subtitles because my French is basic as well as I have forgotten a lot of words, mostly the verbs.
One thing I notice in these French films is the café scenes, where, usually a woman, wander into a café on her own, orders a cup of black coffee and a bowl of vanilla ice cream. She then pours her cup of coffee into the bowl, over the ice cream scoops, and enjoys eating her dessert and coffee with a spoon. When I first saw this, I did it similar, and I tried different flavors of ice cream.
Then, I decided to do it a little differently, where I just placed a scoop of ice cream into my cup of coffee. Since the coffee is hot, I notice the ice starts to melt, and the ice cream looks like the white foam on top of a cappuccino drink. I then sprinkle some cinnamon on top. It is still warm, although not hot.
This week, I decided to buy vegan French Vanilla ice cream, maybe to be consistent with the French theme, and I enjoy sipping a cup for breakfast, maybe with a simple continental breakfast. I remember when I went traveling to Europe with family I always liked their continental breakfast because it is simple, easy and quick, perfect for my on-the-go personality. When I returned to America, I decided I wanted to incorporate that in my meals because it just fits my lifestyle.
Foreign films have given my lots of ideas to try out, as well as some ideas for my creative work. When I traveled to other countries, I always like checking out the architecture in different countries because it is so old, historical, and interesting, like there is a story behind each building, sculpture, and statues, in which I am sure there is. This is probably why I enjoy walking a lot in foreign countries. It is like an outdoor art gallery. It is fun to check out the scenes and ambiance of the overall country.
Wow, this post took on a path of its own. I started writing about my interest in sipping coffee with an ice cream scoop, and it grew to my inspiration that I got from French films and European countries.