As an half-English, half-American, I always find it interesting the variety of ways the two incredibly similar cultures diverge. Bacon is one of those ways.
If you’ve been anywhere in the United Kingdom, you may have noticed the difference. That’s because they’re actually slightly different cuts of meat: In the UK, bacon is cut from the same area as pork tenderloin. In the U.S., bacon comes from pork belly. Naturally, people from the different areas favor their own country’s version. Including, it turns out, Ian Poulter, the English golfer who illustrated the difference on Monday.
For perspective, here’s what American bacon looks like.