Month: June 2010

  • France v Mexico: 600,000 pesos is a lot for a pastry shop

    France v Mexico: 600,000 pesos is a lot for a pastry shop

    In 1838 in a period of unrest during the fledgling years of the Mexican Republic, a French pastry chef living in Mexico City had his shop destroyed by looting soldiers. Receiving no sympathy from the Mexican Government, he turned to his native France for assistance. Paris responded by demanding 600,000 Pesos from Mexico in compensation […]