On Food: Iceberg wedges itself back into chefs’ good graces

On Food: Iceberg wedges itself back into chefs’ good graces

Iceberg, the lettuce that connoisseurs love to hate, is back in style. In some concepts, notably steakhouses, it never went out of fashion, but now it has also found its way into a variety of other outlets that range from fast food to fine dining.

The “classic” iceberg salad, often involving a wedge of very cold lettuce with blue cheese dressing and such garnishes as tomatoes and bacon, is right up there with such retro comfort food specialties as macaroni and cheese and meat loaf.

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