In my book pine is good for building houses and sheds, or starting fires, but NEVER for cooking.
Many years ago I was going with a gal who had a fireplace in the house. Being the pyro that I am, I cooked us a few dinners in the fireplace, which she and her kids thought was pretty cool,
Than I bought two expensive thick Porterhouse steaks for us two. I started the fire with just a few splinters of pine and some small cut hard wood to get it going. Now I always went out to get the split wood. But this time I was playing with my meat, (dirty minds need not reply LOL) and asked her to bring in some more wood to get a good bed of coals to cook on.
She did and I thought nothing of it as she placed it on the fire. After fire died to hot coals, I cooked our steaks perfect! Rare and charred outside. Oh man, I couldn't wait!
Took one bite and spit it out! PINE! She had put PINE logs on the fire!
The dog ate very well for a couple of days.