Seventh-generation Colorado native Adam McKenzie created his Instagram handle @ThisJewCanQue to share his love for and skill at grilling, smoking and BBQing. With an intentional sense of irony (Adam is Jewish), his love of pork, beef and all things outdoor cooking has evolved into a robust platform on which fellow BBQ aficionados have congregated. Adam started his platform in late March 2017, and has seen a significant growth in followers and engagement.
Posting content almost exclusively created through his home cooking, Adam cooks on Traeger grills. He’s become known for his Saturday morning meat slicing videos, which have garnered many million views. Not one to shy away from challenges, Adam is always looking to expand his repertoire and try new things. He cooks from his suburban Denver home that he shares with his wife Isabel and their Goldendoodles Halley and Maggie. As an elementary school STEM teacher, Adam loves the change of pace and focus that grilling provides in his time away from the classroom.
Adam’s first cookbook, Weeknight Smoking On The Traeger, was published in May 2021 by Page Street Publishing and is available at retailers nationwide.