Food: Pickled iceberg lettuce hearts and chilled lettuce soup

Iceberg lettuce is quite taken for granted. It is ubiquitous in the U.S.

Yet, it really is a luxury crop. It requires very specific growing conditions, a lot of hand labor, incredibly precise farming systems and requires a moderate amount of water (as compared to some crops) and moderate amounts of N. 

The author of this article discusses Iceberg Lettuce’s misplaced role in the gourmet world and recommends two unique ways to fix Iceberg Lettuce.

How adventurous are you? Are you ready for pickled Iceberg Lettuce hearts and Chilled Lettuce soup?