Bacon from Why is Bacon Called Bacon? and Other Food Name Origins (Slideshow)

Why is Bacon Called Bacon? and Other Food Name Origins (Slideshow)

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Bacon

The word “bacon” actually has a fairly lengthy back story, but the word itself has the same Old French origin as the word “back,” according to the Oxford English Dictionary. Back bacon is commonly found in England and is comprised of the loin with a small amount of belly attached.