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Lettuce: the invisible forces that turned rabbit food into the world’s first seasonless produce.
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Lettuce: the invisible forces that turned rabbit food into the world's first seasonless produce.

Join host Chris Nuttall-Smith as he dives deep into the salad bowl -- from the high stakes tales of lettuce barons to chefs and space-travelling super lettuces.  

  • Julie Guthman reveals how lettuce led to the rise of Big Organic.
  • Master lettuce breeder Frank Morton gives Chris a tour of his outrageous collection.
  • Historian Gabriella Petrick takes us back in time to Depression era trains and the lettuce millionaires who revolutionized the way we eat.
  • Jim Lugg, one of the most important players the lettuce industry has ever seen, talks about his big breakthrough.

​Plus: chefs Amanda Cohen and Rob Gentile chat about stashing lettuce seeds in suitcases and tasty, but surprising, lettuce dishes.


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