Take A Trip Abroad: Learning About Bacon in Britain

Bacon is loved around the world--but it's a bit different than the U.S. version.
( Alison Fulton )

Is British bacon different from American bacon?

And if so, why?

That’s just one of the questions answered in this light-hearted glide show about a trip abroad to the United Kingdom by one of the Pork staff.

Click the image below to explore central England and then be prepared to have your mouth water at photos of delicious bacon, English style … think Gammon.

British bacon


Submitted by bob on Mon, 10/08/2018 - 08:25

English bacon is not gammon. Gammon is a ham steak, English bacon is not, English bacon has more meat to it but it is a far cry from gammon. It is closer to american bacon with a little canadian bacon attached.

Submitted by Keith on Mon, 10/08/2018 - 09:11

The loin is not exclusively used for bacon in England. I spent some time in England while in the AF and had breakfast in local establishments and the part of England I was in used the same cuts of pork as they do in the US for bacon, the belly. I've had the loin bacon here in the US and when I bought it they actually called it Irish-style bacon.