North Atlantic Olive Wood is a domestic relative of Mediterranean olive wood. It has a fragrant burn with a mild flavor and just a hint of sweetness. The smoke from olive wood pairs wonderfully with bright and fragrant Mediterranean flavors like rosemary, citrus or oregano.
Try olive wood with lamb, steak or seafood, as well as grilled vegetables like artichokes, tomatoes or eggplant.
Wood Chips vs Wood Chunks:
Chips are best used to add quick bursts of smoke to your grilling and chunks are best used for longer, slower smoking or grilling projects.
• Soak wood chips prior to using them. This allows the chips to smolder and create smoke, not become a heat source.
• Experiment! Every palate is different. Don’t be afraid to mix different woods to find a unique flavor.
• Not all woods are suitable for smoking, some can make you very ill, so don't use a wood unless you have sufficient evidence that it is safe. Only use wood designed for use with food. Most wood that you buy at a lumber store has been treated with arsenic, insecticides and other chemicals.
NOTE: These Wood Chips are sold by the pound. Please indicate the number of pounds you would like in the quantity box.