Hello all, and welcome to Carne Diem! My name is Chris and I am a full-time physician, travel junkie, and foodie. During my travels I love nothing more than exploring new foods and dishes from around the world, then trying to recreate them at home. I look to constantly learn and improve my culinary techniques and recipes through frequent culinary classes and cooking courses specializing in regional cuisine during my travels
“If I'm an advocate for anything, it's to move. As far as you can, as much as you can. Across the ocean, or simply across the river. The extent to which you can walk in someone else's shoes or at least eat their food, it's a plus for everybody.
Open your mind, get up off the couch, move.”
― Anthony Bourdain
Growing up in Kansas and as a Kansas City native I have been around BBQ my entire life. With over a decade of experience as a competition pitmaster with the KCBS and PNWBA and as a certified KCBS judge, I hope to share some of my experience cooking up some of the best meat dishes from around the world.
I look forward to sharing the joy of cooking and some of my favorite recipes, and hope I am able to teach some useful methods and techniques that have helped me become an award winning pitmaster and cook.
What am I cooking on?
My ever-growing list of grills and smokers. As I explain to my wife, they all have a purpose, and they all get used.
- Big Green Egg
- Yoder 1500 Pellet Smoker
- Gateway Drum Smoker
- Ooni Pro Pizza Oven
- Oklahoma Joe Pro Bronco
- PK Grill
- Backwoods Chubby
- Weber Kettle
- Breeo Firepit with Outpost System
- Thermador Range
- Thermador Steam Oven
- Cooking Steels
- Camp Chef 2 Burner Stove
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