Where The Northwest Morels Grow

Where The Northwest Morels Grow

  At the peak of morel hunting, gathering season, there are a select few who are capable of braving the elements and collecting only the finest most delectable morels. This story isn’t about them It’s about those who should have stayed indoors braving the...
Flavor Profile: Western Red Cedar Planks

Flavor Profile: Western Red Cedar Planks

Cedar planks have been used for hundreds of years to season food naturally. The natives of the Pacific Northwest would cook their catch of salmon over Western Red Cedar (which is only native to this region of the country) to infuse smoke flavor into their food....
Can Grilling Planks be used on a Charcoal Grill?

Can Grilling Planks be used on a Charcoal Grill?

Most people know that grilling planks can be used on the gas grill and in the oven. But planks are also a great way to cook on the charcoal grill. How to Use Planks on the Charcoal Grill To use Cedar (and other flavor) planks on the charcoal grill, simply follow the...
Riding the West

Riding the West

“The horse is the mirror to your soul.” -Buck Brannaman There are many things we can do today to spend our vacation time, family time or adventure time. From skydiving to scuba diving (that was a horrid joke) to pretty much anything under this sun. We...
Why Wildwood Smoking Chips?

Why Wildwood Smoking Chips?

Wildwood smoking chips are the way to go. Most of the time when you are buying smoking chips you’d think the answer to which brand is beast would be cut and dry. This unfortunately is not always the case. We’ll break down the reasons why going with...
What to look for when buying Olive Oil

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...
Copper River Salmon: Celebrating Summer’s First Fish

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...
Grilling Wraps Flavor Pairing Guide

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...
How to make a Smoked Rack of Lamb

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)...
Tips for the Perfect Easter Dinner

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...