New Jersey is hard to love. It’s a land of endless debate: diner vs. diner, Giants vs. Eagles, Springsteen vs. Bon Jovi, North vs. South vs. Central... on and on. But there IS one thing that binds the Garden State together: pork roll.
Pork roll is the unofficial -- but indisputable -- state meat of New Jersey. Even though everyone in North Jersey calls it Taylor ham, pretty much the entire state agrees that this processed minced meat defines its culinary identity.