Josh Ozersky of Ozersky.TV - Biography

New York, NY

August 2010

Josh Ozersky, aka Mr. Cutlets, is known among the foodie community for his love of all things meat, especially the hamburger. And who better to ghost write the biography of the hamburger than Mr. Cutlets himself? Ozersky published The Hamburger: A History in April 2009, cementing himself as a meat-lovers culinary historian.

But beyond his zestful carnivorousness, Ozersky is a prolific commentator. He writes frequently about American vernacular cookery, although his culinary opinions, expositions, and exaltations can range from a food trucks to fine dining. This James Beard Award-winning food writer was the former restaurant critic for Newsday, national editor for Citysearch, editor at Grubstreet in 2006, and ran the popular food blog The Feedbag. Ozersky has written for many other publications, including The New York Times, the New York Post, Saveur, Time, and Details. His other books include Meat Me in Manhattan: A Carnivore’s Guide to New York and Archie Bunker’s America: TV in an Era of Changing Times.

Ozersky.TV, the writer’s eponymous food site, was launched in 2009 and is home to an increasing array of short, zippy food-related videos about anything and everything from the specific dynamics of a successful kitchen to the inimitable excellence of a well-made roast beef sandwich. When he’s not commenting on the state of NY cuisine, Ozersky is continuing his work in expanding the literary culture of American icons, whether hamburger or human.