John Taylor, a native of Trenton, NJ, invented a new breakfast "meat" in the 19th century. Made from parts of the pig we suspect we'd rather not know about, pork roll (also known as Taylor ham) is sliced from a long cylinder and fried in a pan before being inserted in a hard roll, along with a fried egg and cheese.
You can find it in practically any Jersey diner, and one of Jane and Michael Stern's favorite diners for sampling the local delicacy (actually, only Michael is likely to partake, as Jane calls it "repulsive") is the Tick Tock in Clifton, NJ (see the Roadfood.com review). Hear all about pork roll, and the Tick Tock, this weekend as the Sterns visit with Lynne Rossetto Kasper of The Splendid Table (oddly Lynne, who grew up in The Garden State, had never heard of the stuff!). If you can't catch the show on radio you can listen in anytime online: select either the Sterns' appearance, or Lynne's entire show.