Inevitably the question will come up. Depending on where you are from in New Jersey, the answer will be different.

Friendships have been severed over this debate. Weddings have been called off. Families have split up over the answer to this quintessential New Jersey question:


Pork Roll or Taylor Ham?

Pig Face
Alastair Johnson

The epic source of all sources, Wikipedia, says that the favorite pork product possibly originated in Trenton at the time of the Revolutionary War and the Battle of Trenton. John Taylor (not the one from the 1980s band Duran Duran) is credited with the original recipe from 1856.

So it sounds like all Taylor Ham is Pork Roll, but NOT all Pork Roll is Taylor Ham.

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