Hell in a Very Small Place is one of "Wargame: Red Dragon's" closest and most intense maps, making for intense short-range fighting and massive usage of mechanized warfare.
Deliciously tender beef in a wonderfully tart and piquant sauce combined with hearty gnocchi and zesty pickles make for a satisfying stew for cold winter nights.
A sweet and vibrant blackberry marinade helps make this chicken come to life, tenderly cooked over charcoal and then appetizingly arranged to eat.
This delicious apple lavender combines a wonderful elixir of spices with the crispness of apple and the delicate perfume of lavender, all in a refreshing package.
This savory pumpkin soup has delicious pumpkin seeds, bacon, and onion that meld into a lushly smooth pumpkin and red bean paste mix. Delightfully savory with pleasant fruity notes.
French and English share a lot of words, so why not take some of France's literary (or even just regular words), which also are around in English, and use them to excess for elegance and annoyance?
The seventh chapter of the French book Les Civilisés,
The French language internet is very fond of international affairs and politics, and has a load of high quality sources on them. These are ten of the best youtube channels on the subject.
These pretty little kolache rolls are perfect hot out of the oven with a fruity topping of red bean paste to complement the sweet bread. Enjoy!
This delicious pork recipe is wonderfully sweet and delectable thanks to an intense marinade of blackberry, honey, brandy, and some spices.
The French military had a passion for odd, experimental, and secret devices, and while not all of them were practical and many weren't adopted, they make for fascinating what if questions about military development.
A very intense and action packed map in "Wargame: Red Dragon," notable for its ability to see fighting all over the terrain and for the wide variety of different combats that can take place. Punchbowl is a fun choice for a Wargame match.
The worst of the worst in "Wargame: Red Dragon," with a host of ill-assorted units that are bugged, outdated, ill-priced, or simply useless.
Pineapple meringue pie is lusciously sweet and tantalizingly puckery. Enjoy this elegant and beautiful dessert!
Why not make some haikus for some of Wargame's 2,000 or so units, since the map guides aren't enough for pumping out content
Plunjing Valley is the "Wargame: Red Dragon" map Punchbowl flipped on its side, but plays differently and is a great example of a mechanized-deck friendly map.
A common and intense 3v3 map in "Wargame: Red Dragon," Bloody Ridge's map guide is here to show you how to play it
A guide for the RTS game "Wargame: Red Dragon" and how to fight on its map of Tropic Thunder
This delightful plum cardamon mousse has a vibrant flavor. Rich with spices, it is wonderfully fruity, sweet, and light.
This aromatic lentil and carrot soup recipe is a cheap, non-meat recipe that has great onion and tomato flavors. Pair it with bread, yoghurt, and paprika oil.
This delicious and simple chicken noodle soup is enriched by the addition of soy sauce and dashi, which gives it a wonderfully savory unami flavor. A comforting but easy meal.
This delicious pineapple and rum crème brûlée is wonderfully creamy, fruity, and satisfying. It's easy to make, too!
These delicious biscotti have a delicate but tantalizing pineapple flavor, and they are perfect to go alongside a nice hot cup of tea.
A list of some of the most broken and overpowered units found in Wargame: Red Dragon, ranging from Maglans to KTs with Kurnasses and Meme Migs along the way.
A wonderfully savory and sweet dish of pork in sauteed onions, with a plum sauce flavoring and apricots to accompany it.
The sixth chapter of the French book Les Civilisés, meeting Mévil's mistress and traveling through the surroundings of Saigon.
French engineers and architects have never been afraid to dream, and these are seven of their most grandiose—and often most impractical—projects which never were completed.
This is a luscious tropical pie of pineapple, banana, and lychee fruits in a rich and flaky crust.
Delightful spicy chocolate flavored mole sauce pairs with a rich festive mixture of corn, beans, and chicken with the comforting bulk of fettucine noodles to make a surprisingly quick but delicious pasta recipe.
Wonderfully silky and creamy, this watermelon panna cotta is sweet, refreshing, and bursting with the taste of watermelon.
A wonderfully light and tantalizing panna cotta recipe with the fruity refreshing taste of sweet honeydew melon.
This wonderfully savory but also sweet recipe melds together almost haunting notes from the mustard, with tender pork sandwiched between succulent sautéed onions and sautée and baked potatoes richly imbued with mustard and sauce flavor.
The continued infatuations of Saigon pass to the theater, with the discovery of both an untalented but well-endowed singer and the lieutenant governor's daughter.
In the decadent streets of the pearl of the East, Saigon, Mévil, Torral, and Fierce discuss the nature of Saigon's civilized life.
Pavlova is a delicious, elegant, and easy dessert, and this version of it brings it to another level with orange, coffee, and chocolate cream on top.
In which the three characters, Mévil, Torral, and Fierce, first meet, and have a dinner conversation about the vice and decadence of Saigon.
Les Civilisés by Claud Farrère is an unjustly forgotten novel, which never received an English translation. This is chapter 2 of my own attempt at making one, a century after its original writing.
Les Civilisés by Claud Farrère is an unjustly forgotten novel, which never received an English translation. This is my attempt at producing one, more than a century after the book was written.
Red bean paste and pumpkin has the rich and wonderful flavor of pumpkin combined with the excellent aftertaste of red bean paste, sweet, almost like chocolate, wonderfully fruity and creamy in this ice cream recipe.
"Wargame: Red Dragon" has a unique mix of nations that get a key bonus to the number of their troops. What's the best of the lot? Japan, Czechoslovakia, China, South Korea, Sweden, or ANZAC?
This delicious version of Chicken Kiev is both simpler to make and provides for a rich bed of buttered vegetables beneath, seasoned by the chicken as it cooks on it.
Red bean paste is a wonderfully flexible and deliciously sweet, rich; and exotic ingredient, which can be put into a huge number of different recipes. Try some of these original ones below!
Mud Fight is a unique map in Wargame: Red Dragon since it revolves around a fast motorized rush to seize a key village at the beginning, offering interesting tactical scenarios for artillery strikes, heavy armor, helicopter flanking, and infiltration.
This rich creamy and delicious red bean paste and cherry ice cream recipe bursts with a wild fruity flavor that is grounded by a hearty, almost chocolate-like, undercurrent.
Try this red bean and cherry twist on the classic Chinese sesame balls. Delectable!
These delicious little pastries are elegant and combine together the superb flavors of red bean paste with cherries, mixing wonderfully with sweet bread
A deliciously beautiful and springy angel food cake with layers of sweet and spice-infused fruity mincemeat and an orange-caramel glaze, dusted lightly with powdered sugar
Japan is a difficult nation to play in Wargame: Red Dragon due to lacking some key units, which is only partially made up for by its strong reconnaissance units and heavy tanks.
South Korea's combination of excellent grinding infantry, medium tanks, fire support, and a cost efficient air force makes it into a very good forest fighting and close terrain nation, but it has trouble contesting open ground and lacks special tools. This makes knowing how to play it essential.
China is one of the stronger minor nations in Wargame Red Dragon, one of the few capable of forming a balanced and complete army, which has some unique strengths and units.
What happens when you cross a combat simulator game with an overly simplified political test from 2000? Autism, memes, and lots of stereotypes
The Manchurian Candidate is both a brilliant piece of mockery of McCarthyism and a tremendous statement against its demagoguery, and simultaneously a window into some of the assumptions of American 1950s political and cultural views.
This pretty looking multicolored chicken recipe has a delicious sauce fragrantly infused with the taste of spring from its vegetables, the richness of garlic, and the soothing flavor of chicken, making a rich and appetizing dish which is both reasonably easy to prepare and very satisfying.
Sweden is an interesting nation in Wargame: Red Dragon, as the only Scandinavian nation that approaches anywhere close to combat self-sufficiency, with some exaggerated strengths and weaknesses
This extravagant cake uses layers of red bean paste pancakes, cherry-infused whipped cream, and a chocolate ganache to cover it all to make a delicious and wonderfully rich cake whose contrasting flavors work together perfectly.
Deliciously creamy, rich, and luscious, this pot de crème combines the punchy cinnamon spice of pumpkin butter with the fruity, almost chocolate-like taste of red bean paste, an unlikely pairing that works wonderfully well.
A heady and exotic mixture of date and orange makes a light and elegant angel food cake. Topped with date syrup.
Wargame: Red Dragon in 1980 is almost an entirely different world from its 1990 time, and Czechoslovakia plays dramatically different in a category C world than it does in a category A one.
This easy and delicious marinated and then barbecued meat recipe is a great treat for a simple yet rich, sweet, and aromatic meal.
This deliciously rich, soft, and creamy ice cream recipe combines together red bean paste, white chocolate, and butterscotch into a deeply sweet, almost fruity combination of flavors that is sure to delight any ice cream lover.
These wonderfully rich, sweet, warm, satisfying, and delightful white chocolate, red bean paste, and butterscotch haystacks are joyfully simple to make and even more joyfully simple to eat.
Finding the worst faction in a game as complex and multi-faced as Wargame: Red Dragon can be subjective, but it probably is ANZAC/Australia due to their limited anti-tank firepower and inflexibility.
This is a very fun project for artistically minded kids or for a simple build project with only a few materials to create a model ship, in this case a European ship of the line design.
This delicious and beautiful cheesepie is a less firm, but still wonderfully creamy, smooth, and rich version of a cheesecake, with a heavenly marriage of date, orange, apple, and caramel which makes for a delight to eat, with the multiple flavors mixing together beautifully into a great dessert.
The French Navy was either the greatest fleet in the world or close to it from Louis XIV to Louis XVI, and yet it is hard to find books about it. This list provides a collection of the best English language books about La Royale.
These red bean paste (adzuki beans) and chocolate haystacks have a delightful crunch from the chow mein noodles. Rich chocolate pairs with fruity and earthy red bean paste and walnuts to make this delightful treat.
This delicious meatloaf features the heady flavors of cinnamon, garlic, and mint, which complement the ground beef, couscous, and onions. It's an intensely satisfying combination.
Alfred Thayer Mahan was one of the world's most important naval writers in the 19th century. After the passage of more than a century, is his work still worth reading for his strategic insight and historical understanding?
This deliciously hearty ramen soup recipe features an eclectic mix of flavors ranging from ginger to garlic to citrus. It's perfect for warming up a cold night with its wonderful tomato-based stock.
This is a rich and decadent dessert of toasted almonds soaked in Grand Marnier to give notes of orange, wrapped in candied walnuts, and mixed with delicious cream cheese.
Red Dragons motorized is one of the most fun and flexible decks found in Wargame: Red Dragon, and this guide shows how to put its combination of aggressive wheeled firepower and infantry to work.
This chocolate, orange, and coffee soufflé recipe is based on Julia Child's chocolate soufflé. It is delightfully rich but also light, very elegant and pretty, with a wonderful fusion of flavors.
Nuclear Winter is Coming is one of the larger 1v1 maps in Wargame: Red Dragon, making it a more complex map than most.
Despite the proud and effective fighting legacy of the French navy, it ultimately was bested by the Royal Navy in the 18th century. Trying to find out why is a much more complex question than normally assumed.
This is a very easy to make roast chicken dish that features a rich mingling of a Moroccan tomato sauce with red wine and various delectable herbs. This is one of those rare dishes which is both a breeze to make and beautiful to look at.
Transforming Baltassat's book Le Divan de Staline into a movie did nothing to improve the mediocre novel, and added on a whole host of problems of its own to the movie.
This pie features a rare yet deliciously rich complex of flavors. The bursting tones of fruits and the heavenly richness of the pineapple filling combine into a splendidly satisfying dessert
This is a deliciously light and fluffy souffle-like cheesecake with delicate hints of orange.
Less inspirational than other works by Venner and lacking their brief eloquence, Histoire et Tradition des Européens can yield some different perspectives but is insufficient as a general history.
In popular culture the Saar offensive, when French troops futilely attacked into Germany during the attack on Poland, ranks as a great "what if" of the war. Sadly the offensive could not have worked.
Czechoslovakia is one of the few minor non-DLC nations in Wargame Red Dragon which can be seriously played on its own, and are surprisingly fun and quirky.
The Battle of France has had many books written upon it. What are the best ones to fully understand this momentous historical event?
Delightfully rich and gorgeously chocolatey, this recipe is one which calls out to be devoured and its lusciously seductive flavors enjoyed to the fullest.
Humans have an incredibly deep connection to the stars, driven by their hopes, their dreams, and their myths
Wargame: Red Dragon is a horrendously complex game, and this guide to one of its most common 1v1 maps - Paddy Field - aims to make it a bit easier to understand.
Like many crème brûlée recipes, this makes a delightfully decadent, rich, and luscious dessert that goes above and beyond. It passionately melds white chocolate and peach to create a taste that captures the fruitiness and luxury of summertime.
Deliciously sweet, fruity, rich, and spongy and soft madeleines which melt upon the tongue and beg to be eaten, these white chocolate and lemon madeleines are easy to make and even easier to eat.
In addition to being an entertaining, if perhaps dated, romantic comedy, Silk Stockings is an excellent view into the American mentality of the Cold War conflict between the United States and USSR.
In contemporary America masculinity takes many different forms, but five crucial and key ones are explored here.
Far from being a decade of radical transformation, the 1920s was actually a much more conservative and evolutionary time, which is far more similar to what preceded it than what succeeded it.
Deliciously rich and decadent, like chocolate but with a more earthy and complex flavor, red bean paste madeleines are one of those recipes that is sure to delight everyone.
In the late 19th century American life became increasingly standardized, regimented, homogenized, and scientific, in a great transformation which has largely persisted to the present.
The United States took control of its first overseas colonies more than a century ago, after the Spanish-American War, and has maintained most of them since. The origins of this colonial expansion are rooted in the expansion of the United States through Manifest Destiny.
In the United States there is a romantic myth of the Western frontier, which is often inaccurate or false. Why do we have our own vision of the West and what was it really like?
These beautiful, delicious, and wonderfully fruity madeleines are sure to delight you as well as any guest.
Although with some interesting segments, Transnational Encounters between Germany and Japan feels like it is stitched together from incompatible parts, and which doesn't convincingly demonstrate that much of a relationship at all existed between Germany and Japan
A deliciously elegant angel food cake recipe which utilizes a rich and complex flavor of orange, coffee, and chocolate, with decadent helpings of whipped cream, to produce a tantalizing and beautiful dessert.
Blue cheese grants an incredible richness and creaminess to steak, one that is unexpected but really has to be tried to believe how well they go together. Add on a red wine-balsamic vinegar sauce that functions as a sort of ersatz replacement for madeira, and pan fried steak, to make perfection!
These are deliciously fluffy, complexly flavored, and elegant cookies that combine chocolate, coffee, and orange. They are surprisingly easy to make, too.
An incredibly rich, decadent, beautiful, and glorious crêpe layer cake with complex and wonderfully tasty orange-chocolate-coffee cream inserted between the layers and a chocolate ganache covering it all, plus strawberries to complete the picture.
This is a rich and decadent cake with layers of walnut, chocolate-coffee, and a delicious whipped cream frosting. Light, fluffy, and elegant, the flavors are complex and deep.
A delicious, heavenly, superb, crême brulée composed of chocolate, orange, and coffee, with a lush interior as a perfect custard, and a crust of sugar which is caramelized on top, with a crunchy feeling as one punctures through it into the riches below.
"Supremacy 1914" is an endlessly frustrating and difficult game, but hopefully with some command of more advanced combat tactics in the game, one can win more often than lose..
A delicious mixture of lemon and chocolate, a difficult recipe to make but one which is sure to bring admiration for its combination of sweetness, fruitiness, and the rich and decadent nature of chocolate.
This flavorful sage-infused pot roast with chuck roast is accompanied by a rich sauce. A comforting and delicious meal with a beautiful character that is sure to suit any occasion.
Wonderfully thick and almost decadent, this stew combines the rich flavors of bacon, cabbage, onions, potatoes, and a host of other ingredients to produce a stunning and comforting meal.
A refreshing, light, elegant, and sweet biscotti recipe that marries together zesty lemon, fruity rose, and chocolate chips for a tantalizing dessert.
A far cry from the pasty ice cream from the supermarket, this ice cream boasts a flavor that is rich, decadent, and hedonistic. A wonderful mixture of chocolate, orange, and candied nuts.
An excellent book which provides a wide-ranging, detailed, convincing, and ambitious look into the French Air Force, showing its development over a great breadth of history and doing much to reveal why it was defeated in the skies over 1940 France.
A deliciously rich and heady biscotti recipe that combines coffee, orange, and decadent chocolate flavors in a vibrant and elegant dessert cookie.
With a wondrous combination of baked chicken with paprika, onions, and peppers, this recipe is simple but tasty and quite beautiful.
The delicious combination of lemon and cardamom produces a refined and elegant tea cake, one that is sweet enough to form an excellent dessert without being overpowering.
Rich, sophisticated, elegant, simple, hearty, filling—I could compose a panegyric about this recipe. Rest assured, however, that everything I say about this delightful pork roast is absolutely true.
When the Lights went out: A History of Blackouts in America is a fascinating cultural, technological, and institutional history of power failures and blackouts in the United States, showing their broader relevance and oft trans-formative spirit beyond merely the inconvenience of losing power.
An extremely rich, flavorful, and tender recipe that combines the wonders of bacon and prosciutto with tender rump/chuck roast to produce an incredibly appetizing meat dish.
Richly spiced meatballs in a yogurt broth with rice, butter, and cilantro produces a hearty and deliciously tantalizing soup.
An intriguing look into North Korea and its ideology and mentality, and to some extent Korea as a whole, this book also carries with itself weaknesses and potential stereotypes, but still forms an invaluable tool to better understand this mysterious country.
A simple and easy yet remarkably delicious recipe of sautéed chicken with garlic and walnuts. The flavor is nutty, strong, and vibrant, with the slightest harsh notes that impart depth and character.
In an otherwise pearly researched subject with little material available; this book does much to enable a better understanding of communism in Algeria with a focus on the relationship of communists to independence and the membership demographics of the party.
A fruity marinade provides a rich accent for grilled beef. This is particularly excellent when served with grilled vegetables.
An anthropological, in essence, study of the French Provencal village of Cadenet, La fin du village is a book which is remarkable to provide for an understanding of the transformative developments of modernity in rural France, if one which is somewhat utopian about the past.
An awe-inspiring mixture of tragedy, adventure, mirth, excitement, and misery which combines to produce what is assuredly one of the best historical fiction novels about the Great War.
Although from an exceptionally good author this book nevertheless does not manage to reflect either a good general summary nor in depth analysis of its topic, being a generally shallow and superficial volume.
Loaded with excellent amounts of details, sufficiently broad to cover its topic and sufficiently pointed to enable it to be looked at in depth, this is an excellent look into the Maginot Line and the broader nature of French fortifications in WW2.
Despite the extremely difficult nature of the text and some of the outdated factors from 80 years of age, L'Etrange defaite continues to be a critical cornerstone of understanding the Battle of France.
This baked chicken features an extremely tasty sauce with moist, flavor-infused meat. The recipe is easy to make and produces a delightful centerpiece for a meal.
A superb road trip book of discovery, adventure, identity, innocence, and the wounds of the past which pulls the reader in to the delectable story of two people travelling across the continent, Volkswagen Blues is a deeply enjoyable and oft profound book.
A decent summary of French military and political security planning in response to Germany in the 1920s, but with little new information and rather shallow, combined with a variety of shortcomings or incomplete information.
Short and to the point, this book may reflect some of the polemical positions of the author and not be capable of a truly exhaustive look at the French economy but does provide a good general picture.
Although magisterial in its detail, filled with impressive characterizations, stunning in its breadth, and easy to read, I remain fundamentally unconvinced by the Birth of the Modern and dismayed by its jingoistic British-centrism.
A simple and beautiful book, if lacking some of the panache of other works by Wei-Wei, the author.
The caramelized apples in this pie are deliciously rich, luxurious, and soft. To complete this perfection, we add a lovely vanilla golden cream filling.
Although the product of much work and labor, and with a fascinating title, Maintenir l'ordre aux confins de l'empire is overly specialized and lacking in broader relevance, which reduces the import of what could be a very good book.
A wonderfully rich and decadent lamb dish that brings together a host of seasonings, sauces, vegetables, and rice to form a thoroughly splendid final result.
A fascinating work of modern French literature, Vernon Subutex represents the believable, explosive, and expansive tale of a former rocker who has lost his job in a records store, and is now upon the streets of Paris, in a tale which combines a fascinating character with a look on French society.
A highly detailed and complex, if esoteric book, Professer l'Empire looks at the scientific and intellectual studies of French colonialism in a different way than normal.
As a highly detailed and exhaustive book, The Breaking Point is excellent for those who want a truly in depth and incredibly thorough look into the collapse of the French army at Sedan in 1940, although its intense specialization makes it somewhat less necessary for the amateur.
A highly complete and sophisticated analysis of the French relationship with Central America in 1820-1930, despite a lack of focus upon the "cultural" element extolled in the title, this book is an excellent tome for understanding French indirect imperialism in Latin America.
Providing a good and effective general overview, particularly strong on cultural and social transformations, Le Second Empire is not a book defined by flair and panache but rather as a reflection of contemporary orthodox academic understanding of the French Second Empire.
A short, narrow, and unambitious book, the Age of the Ship of the Line is at best only a decent introduction to the topic, and at worst a rather terribly poor and marginal history book for a subject so much covered that to simply produce a general overview is to do it a disservice.
A book which puts into spotlight the particularities of a different culture and world, impressing the reader with its beauty, scope, elegance, and relevance to today and the broader story of the nation of the author Hwang Sok-Yong who wrote it.
A delightful recipe based upon chocolate and caramel, producing a rich and heady mousse that is sure to delight anybody who has the pleasure to enjoy it.
Un roi sans divertissement when recounted to somebody else can seem simple, but its complex organization and plot makes for a frighteningly difficult and strange volume to read, despite the beauty of the pen which animates it.
Probably enough calories and fat in these delicious fried sweet cheese balls to kill you, but at least you'll die happy and sated!
L'agonie d'une monarchie, Autriche-Hongrie 1914-1920 provides for a good overall summary of the political developments of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, but unfortunately is not quite as extensive about the rest of the subject.
Written with a brilliant prose and description, the real genius of My Absolute Darling is the incredibly vibrant characters and their voices, the magnificent sense of drama, excellent sense of emotion, and the superb presentation of the reactions of people in complicated morale situations.
More of a cross between psychology and a book on spirituality, Le chemin moins fréquenté forms a valuable guide to help one better understand oneself and the nature of love, compassion, and self-development.
Teaching abroad in France and being paid for it is a boon, but there are things you should be aware of to avoid pitfalls and improve your experience while doing it.
As a general overview of the intellectual response of Asia, particularly the Muslim, Indian, Chinese, and Japanese ones, to their confrontation with Western civilization, From the Ruins of Empire provides a solid grounding and overview of this pivotal philosophical evolution.
Although interesting as a general overview of the thoughts of Dominique Venner, Le Choc de l'Histoire lacks the same density and developed nature that is found in full books published by the author, reducing its power and effect.
Despite its occasional flashes of fascinating interest and its look into the lives of the North American Indians, Truth and Bright Water is to me a puzzling book which ultimately leads nowhere.
Despite its flaws and its weaknesses, a tremendously ambitious, fascinating, accurate, and powerful novel like the Years of Rice and Salt is an alternate history work which cannot simply be ignored.
Both for its intriguing look into the European far right's thoughts, and for its actual discussion and analysis of the history of the spiritual and intellectual underpinnings of European civilization, Un samouraï d'Occident is a vital read.
A breathtakingly vibrant and powerful mousse, this stunning combination of fruit, chocolate, and ginger has a great punch and a wonderful fruity chocolate taste.
A delicious combination of various vegetables with lardons produce a hearty and appetizing thick vegetable stew. This recipe is both simple to follow and splendid in its results.
A very short book which examines a very explosive, but also itself quite short affair, the Flamidien Affair provides a reasonably compelling, if limited, look into the interaction between gender, sex, and politics in a France under the shadow of the Dreyfus affair.
The age old story of first love is one which is done in all of its clichéd simplicity in this book, saved somewhat by the milieu and time in which it positions itself.
Although somewhat old by now, To Lose a Battle continues to be a defining look into the catastrophic defeat of France in 1940, brilliantly written, detailed, and sweeping in its scope.
With a delicious melding of the rich flavors of orange, chocolate, and coffee, this mousse is light, airy, and elegant. Sure to delight!
As a beautifully written and inspiring book, Sylvain Tesson's mixture of an autobiography, travel account, and tome of philosophy inspires the human soul with a sparkling vision of what it means to wander.
As a fascinating and unusual novel which examines the life of Japanese industrial fishermen in the 1920s, Le Bateau-usine is both an intriguing portrait on a distant past and an ever useful commentary upon the present.
Deliciously delicate flavors result from marinating the chicken in a complex mixture of seasonings—flavors that are enhanced by sauteeing the marinated chicken in garlic and crème fraîche. This recipe is sure to be a hit with anyone who tries it.
As an incredible saga and tale of the life and existence of the Don Cossacks before, during, and after the Great World War, with incredible beauty of its details and writing, and a deeply human, moving, and tragic story which forms its centerpiece, Le Don paisible truly deserves being a masterpiece.
Delicious and strongly flavored with the brilliant mixture of tomatoes, mustard, tarragon, salt, pepper, garlic, capers, and sweet pickles, this dish is one that is filling and incredibly satisfying to eat as the waves of flavor caress your tongue!
A delicious concoction of different ingredients produces a banana mousse, lighter than a pudding, which has the incredible strength and vitality of the fruit complemented by a wide variety of different spices and seasonings.
In a film which time has occasioned to take a mirror view of our current image of war in Afghanistan, The Beast of War both is a very good and deep war film that falls into the rare genre of a good tank movie, and a surprisingly complex commentary on the Afghan experience.
The delicious flavor of pork, salted, peppered, seasoned with tarragon, breaded, and sautéd in butter and garlic, marries to the sensitive and pleasant flavor of a wine, prune, cream, and vegetable sauce.
With the delightful taste of rose, the sweet richness of chocolate, and a highly flavorful and penetrating Grand Marnier orange sauce, this panna cotta recipe is addictively good.
With an intricate and stunning array of flavors that meld together to produce a strong and vibrant zestiness to accompany this suatéed cod, this recipe is sure to delight any seafood lover.
La Rochelle has a huge number of shops and stores (which comes as no surprise in a touristy city), but one sector outshines them all—bookstores. La Rochelle's ample collection of "librairies" comes as an almost overwhelming (if certainly pleasant) surprise.
Through a combination of a delicious array of spices and seasonings that produce a headily addictive mix of fried deliciousness, this hamburger recipe is something that is sure to delight the taste buds, if perhaps also horrify the arteries.
I went to Bosnia with quite a lot of stereotypes and false notions of the country, showing the dangerous nature of half-formed opinions.
A delicious pasta recipe that is simple to make and boasts a heady mix of seasonings including shallots, garlic, olives and dried prunes.
In an incredibly comprehensive, detailed, and brilliant tome, Science and Polity in France reveals the complex development of science and its relationship to science in the tumultuous years of the French Revolution.
Although with occasional high points, the scattered and poorly jointed nature of this book on the Delmas-Vieljeux company limits its role as a historical exploration of the shipping firm.
The Nix is a superbly wonderful novel written with an incredible description, a fascinating plot, and a depiction of America and American life that qualifies it as a Great American Novel.
This is a simple and delicious meal with a combination of savory and vibrant flavors. It's easy to make and superbly filling.
A delicious combination of creamy sauce twinged with the sweetness of orange and the tanginess of crème fraîche, beef, and onions, this stew is a wonderful treat at any dinner.
Covering an impressive span of history and a huge geographic region with a cohesive and deeply compassionate pen, A History of Siberia and the Russian Far East helps to understand this mysterious frozen land.
Deliciously light and fluffy, these beignets burst with the flavor of rose and lemon, little starbursts of flavor in one's mouth.
A book principally devoted to analyzing the ideology of virtue and civic-mindedness in 17th-18th century Marseille, Between Crown & Commerce plumbs the depth of Early Mediterranean politics and civic mindset in a fascinating fashion.
As a highly detailed, sweeping, and carefully researched book, Franco and Hitler serves as an invaluable book to understand Spain's place and actions during the Second World War.
An in depth examination of how sugar became a highly industrialized commodity in Java, what enabled this, and the people who made up the industry, G. Roger Knight's book makes for an intriguing read.
A delicious mixture of cream and apple cider penetrates deep into the chicken, with bacon providing a rich, savory flavor, accompanied with sweet prunes and butter-fried apples.
A broad ranging and incisive book which pinpoints why the best laid plans of the most modern and powerful nation in the world failed to stabilize and control the small nation of Vietnam, and helped lead to a disastrous war which would consume the nation for another 10 years.
A rich and spicy Greek tomato soup recipe that transforms the normal bland and unoriginal fare into a piquant and energetic smorgasbord of tastes.
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.