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What to look for when buying Olive Oil

When you are cooking the perfect meal, every component is important --- from the oil you use to cook with to the table setting. A meal is more than just nourishment to our bodies, it's an experience. In recent years, Extra Virgin Olive Oil (EVOO) has gained...

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Copper River Salmon: Celebrating Summer’s First Fish

Rising out of the Copper Glacier and the untouched wilderness of the Chugach Mountains, the Copper River delta is one of the last intact watersheds in the world. With over 300 miles of fast flowing, turbid glacial water, it continues to be the epitome of power and...

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Grilling Wraps Flavor Pairing Guide

Grilling wraps (also known as grilling papers) are one of the newest trends in the cooking world. Using natural wood to flavor food with a subtle smoke flavor, while also keeping food moist, these little wonder-workers are a must-have in your pantry. Uses for Grilling...

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How to make a Smoked Rack of Lamb

Cooking lamb is always a special treat --- whether it’s for Easter, Christmas or a family summer get-together. Lamb has a strong flavor profile, but can also easily dry out. That’s why the cooking process is especially important for this tasty (and expensive) protein....

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Tips for the Perfect Easter Dinner

Whether you're cooking Easter dinner, lunch or brunch, it can be an intimidating meal to prepare. Especially since most Easter meals either include some sort of Pinterest-worthy appetizers shaped like bunnies, flowers or eggs; or it includes a 5-star meal --- usually...

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4 Tips to Reduce Grill Cleaning Time

Grilling is part of our lifestyle here at Wildwood. But our least favorite part – by far – is having to clean up. After indulging in a delicious, smoky meal, the last thing I want to do is scrub down my grill. So needless to say, the grill gets a little dirty. So here...

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The Amazing World of Grilling Skewers

You know the phrase "Let's talk about the elephant in the room." Well, we have something we'd like to talk to you about. It's not a sad tale, nor even borderline unpleasant. We just wanted to tell you about something that we've been neglecting. Our state of the art...

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Slam Dunk Recipes For March Madness

  It happens every year. The build up, the wins, the heartbreakers and then all the great parties that come when March Madness finally gets the ball rolling. While you may think your team has got this season in the bag, that won’t help you plan ahead on what...

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Sustainable Practices by Wildwood

When it comes to our role in being good stewards of the land, we make it our duty to be conscientious of our working lands and maintaining them. This is why Wildwood uses 100% of the wood fiber that we produce. Any and all wood bi-products find new ways to be of...

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Can you use Cedar Planks on a Gas Grill?

Grilling planks were used hundreds of years ago by the Natives of the Pacific Northwest when they smoked their salmon on Cedar shingles. As this tradition turned into a modern-day cooking method, we went from campfires to cooking over charcoal and propane in our...

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Where to Buy Cedar Planks (and what to look for)

Grilling planks are a hot trend in the food industry right now. Whether you're using the traditional Cedar, or woods like Alder, Hickory and Maple, they add delicious smoke flavor to any meal. Chefs in restaurants around the country and home-chefs are using planks to...

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Private Label Branding for Grilling Planks

Private label is becoming more and more important in today's marketplace. As businesses try to expand their private label selection, it is important to find high quality and trusted sources for private label programs. Private Label Grilling Plank Program If you are...

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Soak Your Grilling Planks in Wine, Beer, Cider & More

Chances are, you're probably not soaking your grilling plank in fresh mountain spring water like the picture above. Instead, it probably involves a cookie sheet, a mason jar to weigh the plank down, and tap water. If you want to add a little pizzazz to your soaking,...

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No Such Thing as a Dull Day

Working in the Winter Never a dull day at the Wildwood office. One second we are hard at work at the desk, figuring out our latest and greatest recipe, then the next, we are strapping on our boots, gloves and climbing in the truck and going to doctor up some cows....

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The Best Recipes for the Super Bowl

This weekend is the one we’ve all been waiting for (unless you followed the Packers and you got to see your heart get shattered more often than I care to count,) and we have the best recipes for the Super Bowl. I’m here to help you eat and drink through the pain that...

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Grilling in Winter

“Grilling is not a sometime thing; it’s an all the time thing. You don’t grill once in a while. You don’t grill right once in a while… you grill right all the time. Grilling is a habit!” –Vince Lombardi… at a grilling convention. Probably. Or what we interpreted when...

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How Long Do You Soak Grilling Planks?

Soaking is an important part of cooking with planks, but the question we hear all the time: How long do you soak your planks? I've heard of people soaking their planks for 24-48 hours! Now, when I cook, I don't usually prepare that long ahead of time, nor is it good...

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Smoked Oysters 30 Day Plank Challenge

There are so many different ways to prepare oysters - steamed, roasted, raw and even planked. For this recipe, we decided to call in the big guns, our friend Eileen Duffy with Edible East End. I've cooked shellfish before on the grill, but had never tried to smoke...

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How to Grill Salmon on a Cedar Plank

If you've ever wondered how to grill salmon on a Cedar plank, we have the answers for you! It's easier than you think, and in less than an hour, you can have a gourmet meal! 5 Steps for Cedar Planked Salmon Whether you want to cook a full fillet of salmon for your...

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Cedar Planked Salmon at MickDuff’s Brewing Company

Wildwood Grilling planks can be found in grocery stores, restaurants and specialty stores all over the country. But there is something special about a local restaurant from our hometown choosing our products for an item on their menu. MickDuff's Brewing Company, which...

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Horseback Riding in Yellowstone National Park

Riding on through Yellowstone's first snow. “All America lies at the end of the wilderness road, and our past is not a dead past, but still lives in us. Our forefathers had civilization inside themselves, the wild outside. We live in the civilization they created, but...

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What are Grilling Planks used for?

Grilling planks have been used for hundreds of years to infuse natural smoke flavor into food. After all, smoke is nature's original seasoning. Though the original use of grilling planks was when the natives of the Pacific Northwest used Cedar wood to smoke their...

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30 Day Planking Challenge Recipes

30 Day Planking Challenge Recipes! Like planning ahead? Us too. Week 1 recipes! When starting anything new it can be rather helpful to plan out a few days ahead so everyday isn't a big kerfuffle. When it comes to the 30 Day Planking Challenge we've linked all of our...

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What happens when you plank every day?

Planking has become a way of life for many people, including all of us here at Wildwood. Getting that smoky, delicious flavor for your food isn't just an occasional treat anymore, it's a way of cooking that reconnects us with nature, our loved ones and home. As we...

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A Guide to Buying Wild-Caught Salmon: Questions to Ask

When you want to buy wild-caught salmon, it's hard to know what to look for. But who better to tell us the questions to ask than an Alaskan fisherwoman herself? Gratitude Beyond the BBQ & How to Buy Wild-Caught Salmon Always on the clock, but never aware of the...

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Are Grilling Planks Reusable?

It's one of our most frequently asked questions about grilling planks: Are Cedar planks reusable? Our answer: Like movie sequels, the first one is normally the best. Before we're able to dive deep into this question, we need to establish an important difference ---...

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Grilling Plank Flavor Pairing Guide

There’s an old saying “If you don't know where to start, go back to the beginnin’.” When it comes to grilling, the same can be said. Sometimes the fundamentals are there because that’s really all you ever need for a successful grill. Here’s the basic plank flavor...

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Wholesale Grilling Plank Manufacturer in USA

We didn't invent cooking with fire and wood. In fact, we were beat to it by about 1,000 years by the natives of the Pacific Northwest. But we are the original, modern-day retail grilling plank manufacturer. Consistent Supply When you need planks, you don't have time...

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Our 2016 Christmas Gift Guide & Giveaway

Shopping for the perfect Christmas present can be difficult. It can take hours of research to find 1 perfect present, let alone the perfect present for everyone on your list. To help you out this holiday season, we've compiled a list of some of our favorite giftable...

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Hickory Dickory Duck: A Guide for Smoked Duck

Smoked Duck Recipe 5x11" Wildwood Grilling Hickory Plank Duck Beer (Hamm’s, my preferred choice) Smoked Paprika Garlic Powder Cumin Chili Powder Salt & Pepper Soak Hickory plank in warm water for 20 minutes to 1 hour. Preheat grill to 350°F. Season duck with...

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How to Grill in a Tiny NYC Apartment without a Grill

A few months ago, to grill without a grill and get smoky flavor in a five-story walk-up apartment without a backyard or rooftop access in the middle of Manhattan would have sounded like an impossible fantasy to me. New York is known for its small apartments, smaller...

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Wild Game & Smoking Chips Flavor Pairing Guide

While grilling is half of the fun in the fall, we all know that the other half of what makes it the best season is hunting. Speaking of seasons, did you know that adding the right flavor of smoking chips can really add wonders to your catch? We did! Now we’ll show you...

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How to Use Smoking Chips

While smoking chips are not new to the game for die-hard grillers, we have perfected the chips that will take your backyard grill-out to the next level. For people still new to the world of grilling, we will break it down for you. Smoking chips are not applied...

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Can You Use Cedar Planks in the Oven?

I have a confession to make. When I first started working at Wildwood Grilling, I did not have a grill. In fact, for several months, I did not have a grill. But I still was able to enjoy (and explore) the delicious, savory flavor infused by planks. Whether you don't...

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First Time Planking: College Student vs. Grill

First things first: what should I make? As a first time planker I wanted to try a summer classic, Grilled Hamburgers. So what if it's a little cliché to have hamburgers in the summer, it's what one does with two pounds of fresh ground burger and an empty grill. To...

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Highlights from Our Time at The Festival at Sandpoint

It's been two very busy weeks around here at Wildwood Grilling. Being a sponsor and food vendor at The Festival at Sandpoint was a very rewarding experience, but also an overwhelming one at times. It was a project I had been planning for about 5 months, and seeing it...

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Wildwood Grilling meets EmmyLou Harris

As you may know by now, Wildwood Grilling is a food vendor and sponsor of The Festival at Sandpoint this year. And they have quite the line-up for the 2016 season. For the first Super Saturday, EmmyLou Harris took the stage at Memorial Field - a venue she...

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The Festival at Sandpoint in Photos

It's been a great first two nights at The Festival at Sandpoint. Our team has served hundreds of delicious meals already, and we're only getting started. Here are a few pictures to show you what the Wildwood Grilling team has been up to. All proceeds from the Wildwood...

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How to Use Grilling Wraps

Grilling wraps are a new trend in the food industry. They are thin pieces of wood, used to infuse food with wood flavor on the grill or in the oven. Similar to an "en papillote" method, the food is steamed in the wrap and infused with the natural flavor of the wood...

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How to Use Grilling Planks

Wood smoke is a hot trend in the food industry, but not everybody has a smoker or charcoal grill in their backyard. Enter the grilling plank. Infuse your favorite foods with the savory smoke flavor of wood - whether it's on the grill, smoker, or even in the oven....

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The Definition & History of BBQ: What it really means

The term barbecue (also, BBQ or barbeque) can mean a lot of things. And the topic of barbecue – real barbecue - can be a contentious one. One word, so many definitions. Some call anything prepared on a grill barbecue. Others use the term reverently – dogmatically,...

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Smoked Oysters on the Grill: A Pacific Northwest Favorite

Oysters can be an intimidating food to prepare. The main hindrance is not knowing where to start. There are different types of oysters, different types of wood smoke and how do you even get those little guys on the grill without spilling all the oyster's liquid? We're...

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5 Sustainability Practices at Wildwood Grilling

Arbor Day is about planting and promoting new growth. It has a direct link to sustainability. Forestry is in our blood. Trees are in our soul. And those roots run deep. Wood is the natural resource that makes our business possible. A Forestry Legacy Our team has a...

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Three Tips for Perfect Planking

Being a team member of Wildwood Grilling makes me a welcomed target for grilling questions on a daily basis. Most of the questions or concerns are about basic use of grilling planks. I always tell people how simple and fun it is to use planks to infuse that smoky...

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Easter Recipes for your Family Gathering

Easter is always a wonderful time for family gatherings. And having friends and family over, always means lots of cooking! But which recipes will make the cut for this special occasion? As flowers are starting to bloom and the weather is getting warmer, we are...

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Wine, Wood and Food Flavor Pairings

It's difficult enough to know which wood flavors to pair with food. Sure, everyone knows the classic Cedar planked salmon combination. But what about cherry? What about alder? And once you start to think in terms of a whole meal and adding a nice bottle of wine, it...

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30-Day Planking Challenge: FAQs, Winners & Losers

Hi all, Katie here again. We’re almost half way through our 30-Day Planking Challenge. I thought it made sense to check in with you guys and highlight some of your questions, comments, or concerns. Questions about the 30-Day Planking Challenge Here are the key...

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30 Day Planking Challenge: Ready, Set, Plank

Grilling year-round is a way of life for us here in the Pacific Northwest. And we have a plan to help you get into the habit of grilling called the 30-Day Planking Challenge – more on that later. January. The New Year. Resolutions. Many people use the beginning of the...

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Forest to Grill Podcast: All About the Grill

Grilling tips, techniques, gadgets and more - those are just some of the topics covered by our host Nate Adam as he speaks with Katie Bradish in this episode of Wildwood Grilling's podcast Forest to Grill. Listen to them answer questions like the difference between...

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Feast of the Seven Fishes

The Feast of the Seven Fishes is coming up, and there is no question about it – fishes are delicious. On this blog, you will hear us go on and on about how Wildwood Grilling products are great for grilling vegetables, planking cheese, smoking meat and everything in...

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Holiday Traditions: Sharing Meals and Making Memories

The holidays are filled with tradition. Those traditions range far and wide, from the very general to the extremely particular. But if you were to simmer those traditions to just essentials – reduce it down past the wrapping paper, tree trimming, and twinkling lights...

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