Well, if you Occidentals treat bacon as the meat of life, hog meat (pork) is vital in your daily food. What about beef and chicken? I've got an impression that you Occidentals' favorite meats are beef and chicken.
Again oristaA, this whole "bacon is the meat of life" thing was meant as a joke.
Yeah, bacon tastes good, but few people overall eat it every day. I personally haven't eaten bacon in weeks, maybe a month. It's more like an occassional treat. It's not eaten by itself usually, but as a side with other items. Usually people will eat 2 or 3 strips of bacon, which might be about an ounce of meat.
Popular meals that include bacon would be bacon and eggs (usually a breakfast meal) or a sandwich called a BLT, which stands for bacon, lettuce and tomato.
You'll find such a variety of diets in America it's really hard to pinpoint any particular food as being popular all over.
For instance, I don't know anyone who eats hot dogs often. In fact, hot dogs are really pretty nasty, in my opinion.
As far as meat, the most popular choices are beef, chicken and pork. Some people eat a lot of meat, some eat a moderate amount, some not much at all or none.
It's usually easy for Americans to get fruit, vegetables and various foods from all over the world. In any given week, I may eat meals centered around foods that come from 4 or 5 different countries.
For instance, in the past week I've eaten sushi (japan), quineoa (originated in the Andes), marmite (Great Britain), jerk chicken (Jamaica) pomegranets, figs, dates....none of which are native to America. I've also eaten foods that popularized in many different areas of the U.S.