Another excellent way to enjoy the outdoors in the warmer summer months, a barbeque with friends or new acquaintances is as much about socialising and relaxing as it is about the food itself. A favourite pastime in Canada, community events like cookout competitions are held throughout the summer, and provide an opportunity to flavour a unique take on North American cuisine. Throughout Nova Scotia these are popular, and draw large crowds daily. Aspiring chefs and cooks can also try their hand at competing, and have their creations tested by the local residents. Food trucks and roadside kiosks are also great and inexpensive way to enjoy a delicious meal outside. Alternatively, holding an event at home, or being invited to a barbeque is a great way to meet and socialise with new people in a relaxed and comfortable environment, and is a fantastic way to enjoy the summer months outside with friends.