Chowhound Presents: Table Talk with Yotam Ottolenghi and Helen Goh of Sweet: Desserts from London's Ottolenghi | Ask Your Questions Now ›

Entertaining & Etiquette

Etiquette when buying lettuce by the pound


Entertaining & Etiquette 16

Etiquette when buying lettuce by the pound

jtpeters | May 5, 2008 07:20 PM

Is it ok to split a head of lettuce in half when it is being sold by the pound? I mean, I would take a half head if some one else did it before me, but I don't know if it's cool with most people or the store.
I've broken off nubs of ginger or ripped a few bananas off the bunch before, but I was wondering if this practice is ok with lettuce.
The reason I ask is that I enjoy a nice salad with multiple types of leaves, but it's hard to keep fresh for more than a week, and I end up wasting a lot.

Want to stay up to date with this post?

Recommended From Chowhound