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Cooking in Indy Aug 9, 2006 09:42 PM

I am seeing an ad for a topic about Taylor Ham but can not find it on the Mid-Atlantic boards as it suggests. Where is it? Search isn't helping either...

  1. JessKidden Aug 9, 2006 09:57 PM

    I don't think that text is referring to a specific thread, just something "Jersey-centric" to advertise the board.

    But, if you're looking for info or threads about Taylor Ham (a brand name), you'll find a number of threads, if you search for it under the generic "pork roll" name, both here and on the Tri-State board (which covers the NYC metro area and so many "North Jersey" posts wind up there).

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      cheyenne Aug 15, 2006 12:56 PM

      The only Taylor Ham I ever heard of is from the state of New Jersey...My Mom is originally from there and orders it online from a company called Pork Roll Xpress. We have been in Kentucky for several years and never once saw it in a store here.

      JessKidden is right ..There are several threads for Taylor Ham. Believe me I know...I had to do the searchin when Mom moved down here.

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        donna713nc Aug 17, 2006 01:56 AM

        I was born & raised in NJ but moved to North Carolina after I married. Everytime someone comes down for a visit or we go up to Jersey we always get pork roll. Can't seem to find it anywhere else. It's the best too!

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        1. re: donna713nc
          SarahEats Aug 17, 2006 03:17 PM

          My grandmother moved to WV years ago and whenever the family still living in NJ goes down for a visit we have to make sure we pack a porkroll in our luggage.

          1. re: donna713nc
            BuyNJPorkRoll Sep 27, 2006 01:40 AM

            My sister and I run a Web site, www.buynjporkroll.com, where you can get Taylor Ham, TastyKakes and other NJ treats.

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            currents Aug 17, 2006 04:21 AM

            That's so funny. When you are in New Jersey, it's hard to imagine that something you can find here wouldn't be available in another state. Don't they know what they are missing?! hahaha.


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            1. re: currents
              ML in Naperville IL Jan 18, 2007 10:59 PM

              About a year ago I discovered a local grocer who carries Taylor ham. (Every time I take a bite, I feel like I'm back at Rutgers.) Once, someone saw me grab a roll out of the case and asked, "Are you from New Jersey?" She was from Philly. She knew.

              Another NJ delight that doesn't exist in the Chicago area is a veal parm sub, which was my all-time favorite comfort food.

              What they do out here to a hot dog is bizarre. And I don't get the appeal of 'Italian Beef' sandwiches. A great bagel is hard to find, as is a good Italian sandwich shop. And Portuguese rolls don't exist out here.

              I LOVE deep-dish pizza. Forget about the 'thin-crust' we all know and love -- you won't find anything noteworthy here. In fact, they don't even cut those pizzas in slices (they're served in tiny squares!!)

              Otherwise, the Chicago area is wonderful for those who love their food.

              1. re: ML in Naperville IL
                dansingb Nov 11, 2009 05:16 AM

                What's the name and location of the store where you found Taylor Ham? We're transplants from NJ and would love to get our "fix" in every once in a while! Thanks in advance for the info!!

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              jeffmac7101 Sep 13, 2006 06:29 PM

              I travel to the Jersey Shore fairly often to visit my parents, Mom has Alzheimers). Since I have successfully "Jerseyized" my kids I usually bring back a roll or two of Tayolr Ham or Trenton porkroll. If you would be interested in me getting some for you I would be glad to (I'm looking to defray my travels costs a little bit and would probably add a couple of bucks to the price for gas).


              1. spinach Jan 19, 2007 05:49 AM

                BJ's carries Taylor Ham at their deli counter. it's the only place in s jersey i've found that isn't limited to buying a roll of it.

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                  Applecheeks Nov 11, 2009 12:13 PM

                  My 15 month old grandaughter is truly a Jersey Girl. She loves Taylor Ham. Last night I was making some for my son and when she smelled the taylor ham, she came running into the kitchen and tried to climb up on the cabinet to get a piece.
                  so much for healthy eating habits.

                  Jersey Girls
                  167 Bayway Ave, Elizabeth, NJ 07202

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                  1. re: Applecheeks
                    gfweb1 Nov 11, 2009 03:09 PM

                    Acme has Taylor Pork Roll

                    1. re: gfweb1
                      Barbarella Nov 12, 2009 10:43 AM

                      I find the tastiest to be Trenton brand. it is not easy to find though. I have seen it in BJ's.

                      1. re: Barbarella
                        fourunder Nov 12, 2009 10:59 AM

                        Taylor and Trenton brands of Pork Roll are both made by Taylor Provisions.

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                          TomDel Nov 12, 2009 12:20 PM

                          I think it's Trenton Provisions.

                          1. re: TomDel
                            fourunder Nov 12, 2009 12:31 PM

                            You may be right, but if you Google *Trenton Provisions*.......

                            It comes back with the search for information only on *Taylor Provisions*.

                          2. re: fourunder
                            FISHINC Nov 17, 2009 03:02 PM

                            Taylor pork roll is the Cadilac Trenton pork roll is the Chevy.

                          3. re: Barbarella
                            TomDel Nov 12, 2009 12:22 PM

                            Trenton is a milder version. Case also makes a mild version that's pretty good.

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