It would seem unlikely that there could be anyone out there who does not like Barbeque (BBQ). Just about everyone loves barbecued food. Transgender people may be different, yet they are still just people like us, and so there should be no explanation needed why they love barbecued food the way anyone else does. Barbecuing is the oldest cooking method in the world. Anyone can cook barbecue food, especially if they have a good smoker. All they need is are the right cuts of meat, the right spices, and a lot of patience.
Transgender People Frequently Partake In Barbeque Events
While it should not be surprising, nor is it unusual that transgender people love barbecue food like anyone else, it has been noted that many LGBTQ-centric events and occasions have barbecued food involved.
Back in July 2015, a “Transgender and SOFFA BBQ” was held at Loomiller Park in Longmont, Colorado in celebration of the 4th of July. Transgender people were invited to be a part of the event, along with their allies, family, friends and significant others. They were also requested to bring a dessert, non-alcoholic drink or side dish to share with the rest of the guests.
Back in July 2016, an annual “REMEMBERING OUR FALLEN ANGELS” BBQ was hosted by “The Trans Sistas of Color Project – Detroit” for the very first time at Palmer Park. A candle lighting ceremony and a remembrance ceremony were a part of the event. It is likely that the BBQ will be held once again this year, somewhere in July 2017.
So Why Does Anyone Love BBQ?
Apart from easy and inexpensive barbecuing is, people also love secured food, especially meat, because of how caramelized it becomes, and because of its sweet, smoky taste. The food aside, a BBQ event can be best described as cheerful, friendly, jovial and lively.
These words also best describe transgender people, and that is how they expect others to behave with them, so perhaps that is why they love barbecued food as well as hosting and being a part of BBQ events. Barbecue events are also an ideal place to make memories and remember older ones.
Of course, barbecue has a lot to do with the food as well. Humble cuts of meat, whether they are beef brisket, chicken, pork or sausage, are transformed into something outstanding. The balance of charred fat and pure tenderness, the dry rubs, and the smoky taste are things that cannot be achieved with any other method of cooking, especially if you are using a smoker.
Why Use A Smoker For Barbecuing?
Smoking may actually not be for everyone, but it has its perks. Make sure you and your guests are able to be patient if you decide to use a smoker for barbecuing because it will cook the meats and other food items are an extremely low heat, between 68� and 176� F.
The reason smokers cook the meats at such a low heat is to avoid fully smoking them. This ensures that not only does the smoke add flavor to the outside of the meat but also penetrates it. This way the meats and other food items are evenly cooked and taste distinctly smoky throughout.
For those who want their smaller cuts of meat to be flavorful and moist, they can fully cure and cook them beforehand, and then smoke them on the smoker at temperatures between 68� and 86� F. For larger cuts of meat, they can just fully cook them on the smoker, while making sure the temperature is above 126� and does not exceed 185� F.
Of course, smokers available these days can often be far easier to use. For instance, many modern day smokers are equipped with removable charcoal racks, so the coal used for smoking can be easily added and replaced as necessary.
Thus, you do not need a reason to love BBQ and barbecued food. Once you load up a plate of smoked meat and savor that smoky taste, you will instantly fall in love with this method of cooking. The next thing you will probably want to do is buy yourself a smoker too, and start hosting your own BBQ events for your family and friends.