Josh Ozersky is a committed carnivore. Now the editor of New York magazine's James Beard award-winning food blog, Grub Street, and a regular SAVEUR contributor, he has spent the past 20 years chronicling his obsessive hunt for superior steaks, chops, and sausages. In a new book, The Hamburger, Ozersky—who also goes by the pen name "Mr. Cutlets"—guides readers through the history of that most iconic of American foods, from its humble beginnings in 1906 at a Wichita, Kansas, White Castle to its luxe late period in white-tablecloth bistros across New York City. While asserting that the history of our country and the history of the burger have run on a parallel path, Ozersky draws several surprising conclusions: for instance, who would have guessed there was a connection between the Burger King Whopper and the H-bomb? We caught up with the author by phone recently and learned more about his burger-centric worldview.