This isn’t the first time this year we’ve dealt with an e-coli outbreak involving romaine lettuce. This time, though, the CDC is in full “Outbreak” mode—get the hazmat suits on and don’t eat any romaine in any form from anywhere!
I know exactly what’s up. Has anyone looked at iceberg? That would be my Suspect #1. Why? Because iceberg has gotten the foodie shaft over the years. That’s all I knew as “salad” growing up—iceberg. Then this fancy romaine started taking over. It’s sweeter, and greener and better for you. So, all these salad “blends” started happening and iceberg got relegated to just a taco topping.
Now, hipsters are over shredded iceberg in tacos. Cuz they all fancy and stuff and need slaw and pickles and other shizz in their tacos. What’s iceberg to do? Take a rod to romaine’s kneecap and take its crown back.
You know I’m right!
Editor-in-chief Kathy Vogel shares what's on her mind... through her fingers.