A superbly witty, clever, moving, tearful, and exciting piece of military fiction with an unlikely hero of an Austro-Hungarian naval captain during the First World War.
An extremely vibrant and flavorful recipe of pork chops simmered to a tender perfection in a rich and tasty sour cream-tomato sauce enriched with wine, onions, and various herbs.
Light, rich, sweet, chocolate, with the deep underlining flavor of red bean paste and combined with a twinge of coconut, these brownies are both easy to make and a wonderful treat.
Delicate raspberries combine with decadent chocolate to produce a delightful, delicious, and fruity pie.
A heavily economic-focused book, Expansion occidentale et dépendence mondiale provides a good reference and overview of European colonialism from an economic perspective, if mostly ignoring social and cultural elements.
An incredibly detailed, well researched, and lengthy book, German Orientalism in the Age of Empire is certainly no casual reading, but provides a peerless understanding of academic German Orientalism.
Although with important ideas concerning pan-Latinism, an intriguing argument concerning the collapse of the French Mexican intervention, and a strong grounding in Mexican politics, Shawcross' book also suffers from a variety of blindnesses and limitations.
An excellent book to look at the French side of the military conflict of the First World War, Pyrrhic Victory is a well done piece of military history.
Simple to make, this peach pie recipe combines a wonderfully flaky crust with peaches in a bath of a golden cream. Coconut, cinnamon, nutmeg, and blackberries complement this picture.
This recipe may take a long time to cook, but the crockpot does most of the work, and the flavorful results are well worth it.
A sophisticated cake composed of the contrasting flavors of banana, chocolate, and blackberries, which nevertheless combine together to a well-balanced whole.
Savory with the taste of onions, potatoes, and bacon, with a twinge of spice, these Polish-style dumplings are filled with Senegalese marinated onions, making for a tasty and comforting meal.
Deliciously sweet and fragrant, smooth, and with multiple layers of taste from the fruits, this elegant and pretty dessert is sure to be a hit.
Although excellent for its internal and military analysis of the French navy, the Jeune Ecole: The Strategy of the Weak has problems placing this into context, diminishing an otherwise illuminating analysis of an unfairly judged strain of naval thought.
Deliciously tender, moist, and succulent chicken combines with a well-seasoned yogurt-based sauce and an armada of uncut garlic cloves to produce an even better version of that traditional French classic.
A huge, filling, and appetizing pie, this savory dish combines rice, cheese, yogurt, and green onions inside a delicious pie crust. The end result is a comforting dish with a fascinating flavor and pleasant texture.
The Right in France is a useful read for those with a scholarly interest in the French political right which establishes new frameworks and ideas, but also daunting to read for those with troubles with names and acronyms and has several omissions.
Rich, creamy, and with a dazzling taste of chocolate marbled with the flavors of Grand Marnier and cardamon—plus little crackly pieces of caramel. This dessert recipe is sure to be a success, especially with whipped cream piled on it.
Although not quite matching its title, at least this book is somewhat more cosmopolitan in outlook than others on the same subject and does
Although it provides a decent look at upper class Greek escorts the work of Konstantinos Kapparis looks little beyond this section of society, and only Athenian society at that, harming the breadth of this book.
A deliciously rich recipe where the flavors of sweet adzuki beans in a paste meld and compliment chocolate, with the seductive flavor of coconut completing the picture.
A deliciously tender and flavorful beef dish with a fair degree of sweetness to delight the tongue.
This bread pudding recipe has a fascinating flavor because of the bread. It perfectly melds with a variety of spices and apples to make a very unique and satisfying dessert.
A unique subject with little else published on it, broader relevance, a host of details, and a well supported thesis makes The Language Question under Napoleon an invaluable book for anybody interested in the period and French history.
Rich, sumptuous, and with a complex flavor from its seasonings, this mushroom soup recipe is a filling and delicious meal for any season, especially when complemented with sour cream—bread would also be a dazzling accompaniment!
As an introduction to modern Japanese history, or as something to tie together more specialized research, Andrew Gordon's book is a very useful tome and particularly good for Japanese social, economic, and political structural transformations.
Simple, quick, and with lots of garlic and pungent scallions: what's not to like for this easy and flexible vegetable recipe?
A beautifully flavored pork dish that has a lengthy marinating time in fruit juices, which is then roasted to produce a tender and delicious meal—especially when combined with orange zest and olives.
Beautifully elegant, refined, scrumptious and with the wonders of the combinations of flavors of vanilla, walnuts, cinnamon, coffee, and chocolate, this layer cake recipe can compete with the finest restaurant desserts.
Beautifully written, exquisitely filled with all-too-real and unique characters, hauntingly woven together, and impressive in its scope, Fleurs de Chine is certainly a novel which will delight, move, and impress any reader.
Sweet lemon underlined with a delicate hint of coconut, this smooth and creamy pie completes the picture with a crust of crunchy and buttery-sugary graham crackers.
Rich, creamy, luscious, and combining the flavors of sautéed chicken, sour cream, and a tinge of brandy's sweetness, this variant of the French Poulet vallée d'auge recipe from Normandie and Bretagne is sure to be a hit.
A hearty curry with a mild bit of sweetness that complements its spiciness and that goes superbly with rice because of the way that the sauce soaks into it.
Contesting Views conclusively and skillfully demonstrates its point of the post-colonial relationship between France and Algeria rendering the two interconnected, but can be excessively verbose and has a host of various shortcomings as well.
There aren't many desserts that are better than one with layers of caramel, pears, nuts, and a rum-and-ginger-laced cake batter. Well, they're all combined in this delicate and delicious upside-down cake.
For a book with such a promising title, The Royal Navy and the Capital Ship in the Interwar Period is uninspired, lacks detail or inspiration, provides little in the way of new information, and fails to focus on its chosen subject with sufficient energy.
Incredibly creamy and rich, this dish has a sophisticated flavor profile with elements of coconut, red bean paste, and chocolate. This cream dessert is a welcome treat for any sweet-lover, for the most sophisticated events to casual enjoyment.
This delicious vegetable pie is a hearty combination of various vegetables crowned with a not-quite-crunchy and definitely tasty, flaky crust.
A very fruity and flavorful ice cream recipe made from diverse tropical fruits—very refreshing and perfect for hot days.
A strong social history of the slave trade with a wide array of statistics and quotations, this book sometimes casts it in too positive of a light and focuses too much on the general, rather than Nantes-specific, history of the subject. Nevertheless still a useful tome.
Although it lacks much connection to the common people and certain elements of its thesis seem flawed, Neighborhood and Nation is still a useful book for politics and social welfare in Taisho Japan and early Showa.
Spicy fried noodles with beef marinated in a host of spices and red wine makes for a delicious and hearty meal.
Ling Zhang's book is a brilliant environmental history to start with, but is really so much more in an excellent history of unintended consequences, government action, human misery, and state organization and action in a forgotten chapter of China's Hebei province's history.
A beautifully refreshing, rich, smooth, and creamy citrus-style flan with a wonderful combination of orange liqueur and pineapple.
A comforting and filling yet also light soup recipe, this dish takes some of the traditional elements of a French bouillabaisse soup and modifies it and makes chicken the principal ingredient.
If one is looking for statistics charts this book on Meiji modernization is an excellent source, but it is generally a strange mixture of being excessively narrow on its main topic and simultaneously diffuse in covering far too much else which is unrelated.
A rich and satisfying feast of pasta in a cream-based pesto sauce, complimented with a host of additions—a delicious and beautiful meal.
A very extensive and fascinating book which covers a host of French foreign policy initiatives in the Interwar period in a refreshingly even handed light through a wide variety of domains, although also limited in focus to a German or at most European context.
A sweet and delicious combination of Madeira, raspberries, sautéed chicken, and a host of different spices.
A light, yet also richly decadent, chocolate angel food cake, graced with the presence of cherries and whipped cream.
Although with some brilliant individual chapters, this book does not conclusively tie them together and presents isolated, scattered fragments of Barcelona rather than a unified volume.
A delicious and sophisticated coffee dessert—rich, deep, and with the pleasant taste of orange.
A deliciously savory dish of chicken with garlic, rosemary, thyme, wine, and stock, simple to prepare and beautiful when made.
A delicious and decadent apple pie recipe, markedly different than the average American one. Almost as elegant and beautiful as it is tasty!
A deliciously sweet and sticky date pie dessert, impressively elegant and terrifyingly addictive.
A delicious and hearty curry that looks beautiful festooned with hard-boiled eggs.
Ann Waswo produces a book which connects housing to the rest of society and history, although sometimes in a way which provides a somewhat narrow slice of life.
A fascinating book for its analysis of how rice has been visualized and shaped throughout Japanese history and its continuing relevance and influence today.
Although somewhat overly speculative in its later chapters, Ruins of Identity presents a book which is uniquely useful for a scientific and voluminous presentation of the origins of the Japanese people, rare in English language literature.
A delicious, rich, and hearty beef stew recipe that features hearty beef and a host of different vegetables.
Japan's association with the land and its peasant classes has been an element which has defined Japanese identity, but was constructed rather than organic to Japan.
Rather than seeing WW2 as a singular moment of change in Japanese economic history, it should be seen as part of a longer transformational process.
A delicious multi-layer torte, this light, airy, and fruity concoction is sure to please any dessert lover.
A fruity, tropical-style ice cream made from bissap (hibiscus) powder, which is perfect for a hot summer day because it's a cool, refreshing treat.
The modan garu, or the modern girl, was a phenomenon in Taisho Japan marked by gender, class, and national elements.
West African fisheries face grave challenges. This paper proposes how to resolve them or at least mitigate their difficulties.
Machine translation is not a purely technical issue with European Union translation, but instead it is closely linked to political visions and strategies.
A deliciously sweet strawberry cream, fresh strawberries, and chocolate buttercream. What's not to love for this beautiful layer torte?
Conducting work without university library access is difficult for scholars and researchers, and this provides a collection of free journals that can be accessed without it for those in need.
Although overly heavy on its extensive sociological background, Translating Institutions; An Ethnographic Study of EU Translation provides a look at European Union translation and translators where few other books exist.
A tropical, zesty, and deliciously sweet combination of pineapple, orange, yams, and coconut. Healthy, nutritious, reasonably easy, and yet still decadently good!
A wonderfully vibrant and strong tender lamb recipe soaked in a raspberry marinade for hours, grilled, and accompanied by a superb mint sauce.
A delicious and vibrant Georgian vegetable-beans dish with a tang of sweetness, strength of balsamic vinegar, and solidity of a host of different vegetables.
A deliciously juicy and tender recipe of chicken filets pounded flat and wrapped around an herb-butter center, then breaded and fried to produce a splendidly tasty meal.
A wonderful and rousing movie adaption of Shakespeare's play Henry V, the 1989 film Henry V is also a good symbol of emergent English nationalism as shown by Shakespeare.
Rudyard Kipling's famous book Kim is both a rollicking adventure story but also a picture into the history and life of British India at its self-satisfied peak.
Despite much furor about European language policy, there is inadequate information concerning its translation and actual functioning. Crossing Barriers and Bridging Cultures helps to correct such a defect.
This brilliantly light, airy, and sweet recipe comes from Lebanon, where it surely must have been a wonderfully refreshing treat upon insufferably hot days.
A delicious meal perfect for any season, with perfectly tender chicken, a panoply of vegetables accompanied by a variety of herbs and garlic, roasted together to perfection and then accompanied by a light green salad.
Meiji Japan defined a Japanese government which lasted from the 1870s to the 1930s. How did it change throughout this period, and why?
A brilliant sociological examination of Lin Village in Fujian Province in China, this book reads more like a richly characterized novel than a dry sociological work.
Born Red: A Chronicle of the Cultural Revolution is a fascinating autobiographical recount of the travails of the Cultural Revolution in China by its author Gao Yuan. However, it is also a book which the author attempts to use to shift the burden of blame away from himself.
Interwar China was a tumultuous place, and in this murder-mystery/history book, the figure Shen Dingyi is used to illustrate the transformations of the era.
The autobiography A Daughter of Han is useful not just as a primary source of late Qing and then Republican China, but also as an enjoyable novel-like book in of itself.
A delicious Moroccan lamb tangine recipe, filled with the scents of a startling array of spices, onions, olives, cilantro, and potatoes.
Piercing in its depiction of Senegalese lives and beliefs, incisive, broad-ranging while focused, and extremely relevant to today, this is an excellent book upon Senegal, West Africa, and the migrant crisis.
Although with some brilliant contributions, this book's lack of focus and array of more mediocre or limited chapters means that it isn't very useful to most studying the European linguistic situation.
West Africa is a complex region with many important elements of international relations theory displayed, as can be seen when it is examined through various international relations perspectives.
This recipe has the honor of being a Roman recipe and thousands of years old: the word Patina comes from a Latin word meaning a wide flat pan.
Much more flavorful and softer than the average hamburger, these Russian-style kotleti hamburgers are a treat to consume.
An old book, with a flawed approach and a non-scholarly objective, this book is useful only for examining it in of itself rather than in gleaning information from its intended subject.
A delicious combination of sautéed chicken, which is smothered and enriched by onions and tomatoes which deliciously complement and improve its flavors, delightfully complex in its taste.
Tender asparagus combines itself with rich and nutty melted butter, savory garlic, sharp tarragon, and the bite of lemon, crunchy almonds, and the soft richness of hard boiled eggs.
An excellent history book to cover the development of Japanese agrarian thought, as espoused by Japanese intellectuals.
A very rich and decadent chocolate, banana, and whipped cream dessert, this splendid pudding should take pride of place for any dessert table.
A sophisticated and delicious way to serve a rich and complexly flavored slice of beef, an excellent centerpiece to any fine meal.
This lovely French recipe makes a delicate and savory combination of the sharp, almost bitter flavor of oven-roasted green beans and the sweetness of tomatoes, merging it with garlic and spices.
An ostensibly principally cultural organization, the Organisation Internationale de la francophonie is an excellent example of the politics of culture.
A huge and thoroughly beautiful chocolate and banana pie, its looks only matched by the richness of the taste and the lusciousness of the cream.
Thoroughly delicious, airy, light, and tasty Uighur cilantro buns are sure to be a big hit for any bread or pastry lover.
Algeria was colonized for 130 years by the French, an experience that deeply marked both Algerians, French, and a host of different people in between.
Tender marinated chicken grilled over a fire, with a complex and rich taste: this recipe is one which melts in your mouth with a delicious combination of flavors!
Piezly Mukhat is a superbly savory and tasty Tajik recipe composed of onions, chickpeas, and tomatoes, served over rice to make a simple but satisfying dinner.
An excellent French-language book which explores in details the workings of the French East India Company, on an otherwise neglected topic.
A deliciously delicate, sweet, and complex soup of leek, potatoes, onions, and carrots, which makes for a hearty vegetable dish.
The Meiji Restoration, or the Meiji Revolution, had and has a controversial image in Japan. This discusses some articles on the subject and the opinion of Japanese liberals and socialists on it.
French has a lot of good reasons to start learning it. Find out why in the article!
An aesthetically pleasing and imposingly potent lemon tart, combining a stunning amount of lemons to produce a formidable citrus flavor.
A delicious Thai soup-curry dish loaded with an array of spices that produces a complex, unique, and memorable taste.
Little ramekins filled with a deliciously rich almond-chocolate-butter mixture, these are a surprisingly easy-to-make yet decadently delicious and elegant chocolate dessert.
A delicious, rich chicken dish accompanied by sweet apples and a zesty, fruity sauce.
A richly decadent French dish which has a pie of potatoes and cheese wrapped in bacon.
A simply stunning recipe that makes full use of the full-bodied taste of rosemary, garlic, and sage, and combines it with onions, tomatoes, and leeks to present a perfect pork loin.
A very strong and vibrant meatball soup that combines together a host of vegetables, fruits, and the flair of lamb.
A delicious combination of multiple layers of torte and chocolate, topped with decadent caramel.
Musui's Story is generally a historical work, but it is also an intriguing literary production which deserves to be read for that as well.
Ancien regime France was confusing. There isn't a more charitable way to put it, but hopefully some sort of rough outline of its government can be sketched here.
Musui's story is an autobiography written by Katsu Kokichi, a Japanese 19th century samurai, and is an excellent historical source for life in late-Shogunate Japan.
A Japanese fish recipe that makes a quick yet delightfully tender, sweet, and salty meal.
A very good historical book which introduces the development of Early Modern France's government, social structure, and how it changed and ultimately why it collapsed.
Mandarin frozen yogurt is sort of like regular orange ice cream, just better in every way.
The liberty of the individual, universality of their ideas, and the triumph of reason and humanism over superstition and organized religion formed the base of the ideals of Enlightenment philosophers.
A rich and decadently spiced prune cake covered in a gloriously thick layer of cream cheese frosting, making a staggeringly rich and heavenly good dessert.
An exotic and flavorful steamed lamb dumpling recipe.
This book aims to study the anti-Bolshevik White Russian émigrés who fled Russia to Prague after the Russian Civil War, and does a good job of examining them politically, but less so socially.
Chocolate and peanuts have long been known to go well together, and this recipe continues that splendid tradition.
A fascinating historical book which makes the story of tea and silk imports into Denmark and Sweden a wide-ranging study of commerce, science, and political economies.
Gaps in the historical record only proffer so many excuses for trite books aiming for the best-seller list.
A hearty and savory yet somehow subtle Lebanese-adapted soup, which is more than enough for a complete meal in of itself—complete with noodles, a host of vegetables, and hard-boiled egg.
Austro-Hungarian armies lost their battles in 1914 in a bloody and lopsided fashion, and then ultimately lost the Great War. The reasons behind this are explored below.
Although it has an impressive amount of research, detail, and many intelligent insights, Tactics and Procurement has a flawed and poor thesis and often has exceptions to its voluminous statistics.
A delicious stew comprised of flavorful and savory pork, salty and hearty bacon, and the sweetness of prunes, all mixed liberally with cumin and wine.
During the Cold War France and the United States were allies, but in Africa this alliance was often more marked by tension and conflict than cooperation.
A delicious, elegant, and lusciously chocolatey Austrian cherry-chocolate torte.
Beautifully well written, extremely detailed, convincing, this book is more than just excellent for understanding the Austro-Hungarian Army, but also Austria-Hungary and nationalism in general.
A superbly tasty and fresh vegetable recipe well-endowed with lemon, mint, and olive oil.
A deliciously sweet, rich, and savory condiment that goes well with any type of meat, turning an already good meal into an exemplary one.
A stupendously sweet, thick, and rich pudding that bursts with the flavor of walnuts.
Although flawed in political representation, this book is a useful one for analysis of naval opinion, and for an excellent representation of French navy operations during the Second World War.
A delicious and spicy Indian lamb dish, which acquires its characteristic green look from blended cilantro, mint, and peppers.
A useful book for specialists and useful for naval-military historians, but out of date and mostly useful as a building block for later volumes.
On October 9, 1808, the French and Neapolitans launched a daring attack on the British-held island of Capri, winning an upset victory despite all the odds being against them.
A delicious, beautiful, sweet, and rich Tadjik pilaf recipe consisting of rice, chicken, and onions, with nuts in sugar syrup and water. Topped with orange slices and a cilantro garnish.
A myth has emerged that the French were unprepared technologically for the 1940 campaign : they seem to have been determined to shatter that with a dazzling variety of advanced weapons planned.
A superb book for military and diplomatic historians of pre-Great War Europe
A hearty yet light French spinach souffle recipe, like the ballerina version of a quiche.
A delicious, if difficult, French-orange mousse recipe.
US Presidents have carried out a host of different policies, in response to a huge array of different objectives.
The French airline industry between the wars was not the largest of the European nations, but it had its shares of triumphs and glories nevertheless.
A deliciously sweet and savory French cherry sauce combines well with sweet, roasted chicken to make a very flavorful and rich dish. Duck can be used as well.
A book jam packed full of statistical information, air line routes, and aircraft types, but which doesn't provide a deeper picture into the underpinnings of airlines historically.
It was one of the great triumphs of aviation history between the two wars : the linking of Europe to South America via Africa, enabling mail by air between the two continents.
A delicious curry recipe that combines apples and cream to give the dish a French flair.
A delicious cake with a strong flavor of dates and poppy seed as well as walnuts and marmalade—like a fruit cake if a fruit cake actually was good!
Sweet onions, savory potatoes, hearty chunks of meat, and delightfully sweet apples combine to make a splendid casserole recipe.
Wide-ranging and detailed, this book makes an examination of sewers into a fascinating historical treatise on culture, science, politics, and society.
There aren't many books about the decolonization of French West Africa, but End of Empire sets the bar high for any others.
How does the history of the US involvement in the Middle East lead to the present?
American Orientalism contains the seeds of a brilliant cultural history, and a detailed policy history, but fails to combine the two.
A delightfully sweet yet tart honey-mustard sauce combines with spinach, orange, and bacon to make a hearty and filling salad.
A simple and understated but piping-good soup that goes superbly with bread and provides for a hearty center piece for a winter meal.
An excellent book for the relationship of the French military to the French nation before the Great War, but not as convincing for the French nation's relationship to the French army.
France won the First World War, but the year of 1914, despite the "Miracle of the Marne", was a partial defeat. What were the causes behind this loss?
Who says winter has to be cold and unenjoyable? Apparently not the Ukrainians because they have this lovely borscht recipe.
Chocolate is a wonderful thing and transforming it into a light but deliciously satisfying mousse with the taste of hazelnuts only makes it better.
A delicious rum-soaked cake of Eastern European origin that makes a large and elegant dessert.
An Indian yoghurt-based chicken dish that is rich, flavorful, and easily modified.
South Vietnam became principally famous for the overt American Vietnam War from 1964 onwards, but existed before this as an independent state for a decade. What was it's economy like?
Although it does take quite some time to marinate, the end result of this pork roast is stunningly delicious. It features paprika and garlic, and then is smothered in a sweet pomegranate sauce!
This delicious French walnut cake makes either a superb dessert or, without its heavy cream, a suitable breakfast food.
A delicious and elegant Austrian orange torte, incorporating all of the decadence that Austria-Hungaria was renowned for! Just be wary if you are on a diet, this much butter doesn't come cheap.
A delicious deep-fried apple recipe so tantalizing there won't be any leftovers— and it's even better when dusted with sugar and cinnamon.
A delicious recipe hailing from the country of Georgia that makes a feat of fried fish, olives, and oranges. It is a beautiful centerpiece for any meal.
This superb stew hails from Ghana and has a wonderful peanut taste that is mellowed by tomato and joined with a host of vegetables and tender chicken. It's best served with rice.
A delicious Russian apple dessert.
In the bruised and battered atmosphere of 1919, after 4 long years of war, no peace treaty built by mortal hands could have solved all the competing claims and pressures.
Instead of the Treaty of Versailles producing the Nazis, much more blame can be ascribed to the Great Depression.
Instead of being destroyed by reparations, the German economy was largely destroyed by German internal mismanagement.
Versailles is often brought up as an example of a harsh peace treaties, but peace treaties before it were sometimes similarly harsh, and successful treaties even harsher.
France's taste for a Carthaginian peace against Germany has become famous, but conversely France preferred a moderate peace settlement with her neighbor to the east.
Versailles has been maligned for its territorial settlement betraying the 14 points, but it was largely as accurate to Wilson's vision as could be realistically achieved.
Woodrow Wilson is remembered as a peace maker, but he was a partisan of a harsh form of justice at the Treaty of Versailles in 1919.
German WW1 reparations are remembered as harsh, punitive, and infeasible, but this is much more a product of Anglo-German propaganda than reality.
The infamous "war guilt clause" is a famous element of Versailles. It was not written by the French, but rather by the Americans, and was conflated as a war guilt clause by the Germans
The Treaty of Versailles had been much maligned. Whether this is justified or not, much of this criticism has been directly unfairly against the treaty and simply isn't true.
A poem that I wrote : life and nature moves in cycles of time, but in the end there are things over which the hand of man has no control.
A delicious Indonesian dish has a lovely sweet-and-savory flavors, and the skewered, grilled lamb is beyond succulent. Good on its own, it is superb with the peanut sauce that accompanies.
A dish from Indonesia consisting of bananas that are fried in butter and sugar, and then cooked in orange juice, finally topped with rum and whipped cream for a superb tropical dessert.
How did the US end up in the Vietnam War? The answers are many and long, ranging from underestimation of its enemy, to overestimation of itself, and a way of thinking that forced but one course.
A rich and creamy fish dish that is a satisfying centerpiece at any dinner.
The US produced many mental mindsets about communism and the USSR that forced it to undertake various actions throughout the Early Cold War, often ones which were less than advantageous to itself.
An easy Japanese grilled chicken recipe that can be made quickly and yields superbly tasty, savory-salty-sweet, sauced grilled chicken skewers.
This makes a wonderful Indian lamb dish that is savory and superbly spiced. Serve it with rice and flat bread.
The French Air Force in 1940 has gained a reputation for being nowhere at the front, and for failing the army. This is not entirely true, but never the less it was critically underprepared for war.
When Tonkin (Northern Vietnam) was part of the French colonial empire, it produced large amounts of coal. Thousands of Vietnamese workers worked in the mines, often in terrible conditions.
This section of the French Tonkin coal mines deals with their economic aspects and production.
A superb and decadent chocolate cherry cheesecake that is enough to satisfy any chocolate lover's cravings. It features beautiful cherries, which add in a fruity taste.
An excellent stew that makes for a fascinatingly different winter or cold-weather dish.
France's 1940 army was a more powerful force than it is as remembered as, but also suffered from serious shortcomings.
This sinfully decadent French lemon pie has a lovely lemony sharpness combined with the striking and subtle sweetness of cherries, and that makes this dessert well worth it.