Like many hounds, I grew up when salad was synonymous with iceberg lettuce, and now prefer leaf, romaine, and the other "better" lettuces. But yesterday, big heads of iceberg were 40 cents less than the leaf lettuces, so this week, iceberg it is. This prompts me to mention the Frugal Gourmet's tip on coring, for those of you who are too young to have watched his shows. Hold the head in both hands, core side down, and give it one solid bash onto the counter. Turn it over, twist the core, and it pops right out, making it easier to remove leaf by leaf, or break into sections.