Posts Tagged ‘ice cream’

firsts and lasts

Friday, February 5th, 2010

*Ate a heaping plate of “spaghetti” ice cream

*Ate lunch at the Bonn university cafeteria (now I know why I’ve avoided doing so for the past five years)

*Had my banker offer me a glass of beer (went there to try and take care of business during the middle of a Carnival celebration!)

*Ate a slice of German cheese cake

*Got cut off by an Audi driver on the autobahn

plum cake

Monday, September 5th, 2005

Germans are always very precise about the placing of the plums when making plum cake. I have yet to see a cake with haphazardly-placed plums. All are lined up “just-so” in precise rows. I finally forced my in-house plum cake baker to make good on his plum cake promise. Delicious.

I recently had a scoop each of Pflaume (plum) and Pampelmuse (grapefruit) ice cream at an Italian cafe while waiting for the movie Broken Flowers to start. The ice cream was the highlight of the evening. The movie left me a little cold. Bill Murray is cool, but after awhile it got tiring to see him driving around anonymous landscapes in a Ford Taurus.

eis eis baby

Thursday, July 28th, 2005

While Germans have not gained fame for their tasty ice cream (in Europe, that goes to the Italians and Ben & Jerry’s), they do know how to make it not only taste good but also look cool. There’s Spaghetti Eis where ice cream is put through some contraption to make it look like noodles. A red “sauce” is also added. During a warm moment yesterday, my in-house eis consultant accompanied me to an eis cafe near the university. We chose two of the less outrageous options. They were delicious. The waffle was warm and not too sweet. We ate so much it spoiled our dinner appetite. Yes.