For me, the bacon is the most interesting part on the plate when it comes to proper English breakfast.
The only problem is that the British have got bacon all backwards. They don’t traditionally use the familiar bacon cut we know and love in the U.S., and there is a ton of conflicting information out there on the subject.
Vocabulary was my first problem: their bacon is “grilled,” which actually means broiled; they refer to pieces of bacon as “rashers,” but only if it’s a certain type of bacon; the cut that actually looks like American bacon is called “streaky,” and whether you choose rashers or streaky says things not only about your tastes, but your economic standing. It’s even the subject of a nursery rhyme involving someone named Jack Sprat.
Well. I had no idea! Streaky bacon please.