The Hamburger

A History

by Josh Ozersky ’96M.A. (Yale University Press)


The food writer and cultural historian serves up a meaty take on an American icon that’s entwined with the country’s capitalist development, as he explains how the German “hamburger steak” became America’s favorite sandwich.

The book, part of the Yale’s Icons of America series, has been lauded as witty, entertaining, fascinating and informative.

Read the magazine’s profile of Josh Ozersky and find out why the New York magazine website food writer sometimes barely has time to eat.