You know that quip that Irish coffee is the only food to contain the four basic food groups? Sugar, fat, caffeine and alcohol.

Well, to many minds, the sole two elements that comprise pork belly are all an eater needs: It’s 50 percent meat and 50 percent fat. That’s it.

We know pork belly in its sliced (possibly smoked, possibly cured) form as bacon. It remains our most Pavlovian food.