Never tried it for cooking-I have a bunch of seasoned osage in the shed because I build bows with it-may have to try some out. Oh, and you mentioned mulberry-it's in the same family. Never tried it for smoking either, but it also makes a good bow.
...Half a yard full of crap to cook on like everybody else...
Just a hungry hillbilly lookin for a dead critter to cook
in one throwdown,