if you’re vegetarian, you should probably skip this post, because it is all about the glory of eating other sentient animals. you have been warned.
even when i don’t, i still, secretly, deep down in my being, love the web, and this is one of the primary reasons why.
the other day i was idly surfing around and i came across a link for Proper British Bacon, and i thought to myself, “i know where that is!” so i took the short jaunt down the hill and visited.
i actually got there early: their hours are from 12:00 to 6:00 wednesday through friday (or saturday, i don’t remember), and i got there just before 12:00, so i waited until they opened the door, and went into about as british a butcher as i imagine exists on this side of the ocean. there was the requisite rack of “Spotted Dick” and other sweets, but i only had eyes for the pork. i didn’t even check to find out whether they carried mutton or not, i figured that could wait until my inevitable next visit. i was quickly on my way with my little package of joy.
|british bacon is made from pork shoulder, and is a lot more lean. american bacon is made from pork belly, and contains significantly more fat.|
|the cooked product is a lot of meat!|
|the american bacon actually took a few more minutes to cook all the way through|
|the american cooked product is definitely yummy, but it is a lot less meaty than the british bacon|
all in all, it was a very productive day, and you can be assured that i will be making visits to proper british bacon in the near future.
vegetarians, you can quit hiding your eyes now, it’s all over with.