At Wildwood Grilling, we know wood. One of the most common questions we get is, “What kind of wood should I use for this meal?” Each type of wood naturally contains different flavor profiles, heating properties, and even different colors of smoke. There are two main ways you might be using wood while cooking. One way is purely as a source of heat to cook your food. This is a whole topic itself and as long as the wood you are looking at is food safe, it really doesn’t matter a whole lot what type you go for. The other...
Planked burgers are a staff favorite around our office. The plank keeps things nice and juicy while giving you that smoky woodsy flavor you crave from a true grilling experience. We rounded up a few of our fave burg recipes to inspire your next cook out. These recipes all work just as well on a charcoal or gas grill. Hickory Planked Cheeseburgers with Paprika Mayo Cedar Planked Buffalo Blue Cheese Burger Cheese Stuffed Burgers on a Hickory Plank Square Cedar Burger Boards
What is a two zone grilling method you might ask? This technique basically provides two cooking temperature ranges on the shared space of your grill. In case you didn't know this - not all food should be grilled as hot as possible with flames jumping all over the place! The first zone is the hottest and is also known as cooking with “direct heat”. For example - on a gas grill, the heat source would be directly below the food being cooked. Zone 1 is used for searing, caramelizing, and adding grill marks. This is super easy on a gas...
Can cooking help maintain a healthy mind and psyche? I think it can. I’m writing this during an unprecedented time that will go down in the history books, the COVID-19 pandemic of 2020. In efforts to prevent the spread of this contagious disease, many of us, Wildwood Grilling included, are practicing the act of self-isolation. As the food service industry is somewhat put on hold, we have inevitably been thrown into a position where cooking for ourselves and co-inhabitants has become a necessity. I have a 4 year old daughter. Helen is like all kids her age, ever curious. I...