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The Pastry War, Lucha Libre and Cinco de Mayo

The Gutter’s own Keith shares from bonus content from his book Cocktails & Capers. It’s all about the Pastry War, Lucha Libre and Cinco de Mayo. “Alas, to keep the book to a reasonable length and not completely lose readers, I ended up cutting the pages about this strange period in history that involves pastries, war, a French Empire in North America, the Foreign Legion, and the further adventures of General Antonio López de Santa Anna. But such a story, having birthed among other things Cinco de Mayo and lucha libre, still seems worth telling, so here it is: the story of how France attempted to conquer Mexico and used pastry as the pretense.”

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