As New Jerseyans, we may have a lot in common with one another, but there are some issues of utmost importance on which we do not see eye to eye. Perhaps one of the most divisive – or, dare we say, “meatiest” – is whether a certain pork-based meat product should be referred to as “pork roll” or “Taylor Ham.” You can often detect whether someone resides in North or South Jersey just by asking them this question (NJ.com has an interactive map, documenting the divide, as well as a recent short history and the political future of the meat here). Even the President of the United States knows better than to get in the middle of this classic New Jersey debate.
‘TAYLOR HAM’ OR ‘PORK ROLL’? NEW JERSEYANS DIVIDED ON BELOVED MEAT