Ray Lampe, a former Chicago truck driver, is a national barbecue champion, a columnist for Fiery Foods magazine, the owner of a roadside Florida barbecue stand, the main faculty member of Dr. BBQ's Cooking School, and the creator of Dr. BBQ's Bonesmokers Honey Barbecue Sauce and Dr. BBQ's Crank-It-Up Pepper Blend. He lives in Lakeland, Florida.
"The former truck driver from the Chicago area writes just as he speaks, friendly, unassuming, and with an understated wit. Nothing snobby about Dr. BBQ. His tips on technique and tools are scattered throughout the book." --The Huffington Post