lollo rosso

/LOHL-loh ROHS-soh/

A few websites suggest that lollo rosso, a frilly red lettuce, was named after Gina Lollobrigida, or even her panties. One even goes so far as to say that Raymond Blanc refuses to include it on his menu because of this. Lollo Rosso has a heavily ruffled leaf with a light crunchy texture with a distinctive red hue.