So other than toxic burning wood, which types of wood are safe to use for cooking fires but will just make my food taste bad? I live in the Southwest, and all types of woods that I have cooked over have been delicious (well, okay at least). An answer on another question brought my attention that some might not taste okay, though:
Make sure you know your wood. Some woods produce toxic fumes. Others will produce a very unpleasant taste.
So which woods make food taste bad when that food is cooked over the wood?