To be honest I am shocked, and slightly disappointed, that bacon has not already been considered the American food. The bacon fad has swept the nation in recent years, but it has always been an American staple. Bacon can be used in every meal. Have it in an omelet for breakfast, have a BLT for lunch, and have bacon wrapped steak for dinner. Americans even top their salads with bacon! It’s versatile which Americans like, it’s meat which as we discussed in class can represent masculinity and opportunity, and it’s fatty and as we all know, Americans are almost always represented as overweight throughout the world. Because of it’s longevity and defining qualities I think that the bacon has to be considered the quintessential American food.