WHAT WE LOVE

WHAT WE LOVE

WHAT WE LOVE

A WORLD OF WOOD-FIRE AND EMBERS

At London Log Co we hold an abundance of knowledge and experience in our well-worked hands. Years of experimenting with wood-fire and embers, along with an endless thirst for knowledge, makes us who we are. We are the nerds, the obsessives, the near fringe fanatics you want to talk with, and thankfully for all of us, we have well honed people skills too.

Our carefully sourced products mean we service our client’s needs exceptionally. We can talk to you and your team about fire, about the aromatic spectrum, from light to dark, the sharp to sweet flavour profiles of wood, assist your chefs in taking their cooking to an entirely different, and genuinely authentic level.

Gizzi Erskine says of us: ‘I never imagined I’d come across such nerds about wood! They bring flavour, quality and an enormous helping hand in training to the table and above all, they are a joy to work with’. There you go, Gizzi knows things and she writes about them often!

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for every chef....

Charcoal of exceptional quality, sustainably sourced

We sell many charcoals including DEFRA (Department for Environment and Rural Affairs) approved English charcoal made from coppiced woodlands in Kent, using age-old techniques to produce charcoal which is not only end to end traceable, and sensitive to the local environment, but great for your food too.

But not all charcoals are the same. Of course they’re not, as not all trees are the same. Nearly 90% of lump wood charcoal in the UK is imported from either Africa or South America, often from areas under pressure from widespread deforestation. Near endless hectares of trees are cut down and sold at local prices into the global market, our market. It’s happening and it’s impact is notable.

British wood and charcoals have unique flavour and distinctive aromatic notes all their own, so where possible, we encourage our clients to use them. However, we are realistic about sourcing and supplying products, so if we can’t make it here we source the very best from Europe and beyond.

We are the UK’s sole supplier of the quirky but glorious Holm Oak (Encina or Quercus Ilex) charcoal from Spain. Holm Oak acorns (Beautifully named ‘Bellota’ in Spanish) are the amazingly sweet and edible mainstay diet of the Black Iberian Pigs, which go on to make the delicious Jamon Iberico. Everything is done with the land and environment in mind, trees only felled where absolutely necessary (Mostly through damage or disease). In the process, as much of the charcoal is made from pollarding and coppicing the lower branches of the trees, which in turn leads to a higher acorn yield during the maiden year. The charcoal is made on-site using traditional techniques and little mechanical assistance (Bar a tractor or two!), the process is both fascinating and compelling, taking up to five weeks from start to finish, the wood being dense and hard to begin with. It produces an incredibly hard charcoal of rich, earthy, peaty-notes with an underscore of acorn liquor sweetness. It’s a great product, unsurprisingly really, given the heritage and pedigree of the area.

We sell many charcoals including DEFRA (Department for Environment and Rural Affairs) approved English charcoal made from coppiced woodlands in Kent, using age-old techniques to produce charcoal which is not only end to end traceable, and sensitive to the local environment, but great for your food too.

But not all charcoals are the same. Of course they’re not, as not all trees are the same. Nearly 90% of lump wood charcoal in the UK is imported from either Africa or South America, often from areas under pressure from widespread deforestation. Near endless hectares of trees are cut down and sold at local prices into the global market, our market. It’s happening and it’s impact is notable.

British wood and charcoals have unique flavour and distinctive aromatic notes all their own, so where possible, we encourage our clients to use them. However, we are realistic about sourcing and supplying products, so if we can’t make it here we source the very best from Europe and beyond.

We are the UK’s sole supplier of the quirky but glorious Holm Oak (Encina or Quercus Ilex) charcoal from Spain. Holm Oak acorns (Beautifully named ‘Bellota’ in Spanish) are the amazingly sweet and edible mainstay diet of the Black Iberian Pigs, which go on to make the delicious Jamon Iberico. Everything is done with the land and environment in mind, trees only felled where absolutely necessary (Mostly through damage or disease). In the process, as much of the charcoal is made from pollarding and coppicing the lower branches of the trees, which in turn leads to a higher acorn yield during the maiden year. The charcoal is made on-site using traditional techniques and little mechanical assistance (Bar a tractor or two!), the process is both fascinating and compelling, taking up to five weeks from start to finish, the wood being dense and hard to begin with. It produces an incredibly hard charcoal of rich, earthy, peaty-notes with an underscore of acorn liquor sweetness. It’s a great product, unsurprisingly really, given the heritage and pedigree of the area.