Ballerina, Escabeche, Pochero, Arroz a la Valencia (1770)

James A. Landau JJJRLandau at AOL.COM
Tue Jun 11 02:35:39 UTC 2002

In a message dated 06/10/2002 9:29:39 PM Eastern Daylight Time,
Bapopik at AOL.COM writes:

>  Pg. 234:  ...smoaking his _Cigarro_; that is, a little tobacco wrapped in a
>  paper, which serves him instead of a pipe.

A cigar is wrapped in tobacco leaf.  The description appears to be of a
cigarette, which is tobacco wrapped in paper.  According to one story, the
cigarette was invented by a soldier whose pipe was shot off, so he emptied a
cartridge of its ball and powder and stuffed it with tobacco instead.  (By
1770 European armies had been using paper cartridges for many years.)

     - Jim Landau

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