wood cooking

  • Dual purpose wood stove: heats your home and cooks your food

    Wood stoves are growing in popularity.  Many of us are constantly reviewing our lifestyles to see how we can reduce our outgoings and revert to more traditional and natural methods of running our house.  A wood stove can help both reduce our outgoings and return to a more ancestral way of life. Your wood burning heat stove is primarily designed to heat a room.  Although not specifically designed to cook on, if the surface is large and flat enough to hold a pan, it can be used to heat food. A wood cooking stove is designed...
  • Why your restaurant should switch to lumpwood BBQ charcoal

    If you’re cooking on a grill professionally, or even if you’re just serious about your home BBQ setup, you’ll want the very best food and the very best fuel. While Logs Direct can’t bring you the food, what we can offer is the best quality ‘restaurant grade’ lumpwood charcoal, designed especially for the restaurant and catering trades. What’s the difference between lumpwood charcoal and briquettes anyway? All forms of charcoal are wood, burned without any oxygen present; lumpwood charcoal is the result of that process — nothing else.  Charcoal briquettes (often labelled as “instant light charcoal”) are...
  • Why you need a wood fired outdoor pizza oven

    What's not to love about pizza? For one they're smothered in cheese, which is an instant win for most people, but what makes this Italian dish a real winner is its capacity for versatility – you really can make it 'your way'. If you're a bit of a foodie, only a freshly made pizza will do, and if you're a foodie that also fancies yourself as a bit of a chef, home made pizza is probably your thing. Any foodie knows that the best way to fire up a pizza is in a wood burning pizza oven. Wood fired ovens...
  • Why you should use restaurant grade barbecue charcoal at home

    Increasingly, home cooks are turning to restaurant grade produce and equipment when it comes to those special meals. From the flourish of a white egg shell to exotic meats and vegetables, a blazing pizza oven, chiminea or tandoor in the garden is an increasingly common sight. If you're making that sort of effort to get an authentic end result for the finest home cooking or to impress your guests, then going the whole hog with restaurant grade charcoal is another logical step. Restaurant grade charcoal can be lit without the need for toxic chemicals which have been...
  • Winter's on its way, so get that fire going!

    With the kids back at school and a definite chill in the air, it’s hard to deny that chilly autumn days are on their way, and winter will be hot on their heels. But don’t despair! For with the cold weather comes the chance to warm up in style, and who could resist the charm of curling up in front of an open fire, either with a good book or a mug of something hot? An open fire or log burner is the ultimate way to relax and make the most of indoor days. Getting it lit The first challenge for...
  • Three top tips to reduce your energy bills

    As winter approaches, most of us resign ourselves to the fact that our fuel bills are about to go through the roof. Aside from the obvious use of the central heating system, we have a tendency to cook more hot meals during the winter. All of this means extra money will be shelled out on our energy bills, so here are a few tips for keeping them down. 1. Make the most of your log burner If you are lucky enough to have a log burner in your house, wood logs are a cheap and environmentally friendly alternative to central...
  • Outdoor cooking with a chiminea

    They're the perfect outdoor heat source in the cooler spring and autumn months, but that's far from all that a chiminea is useful for. With the right technique it's possible to cook almost anything you'd put in the oven outdors in your chimenea. But get it wrong and you could find your sausages charred and your chicken pink, so read on for our top tips! Outdoor cooking in a chimenea Pick your cooking fuel carefully Coals or charcoals are the easiest fuels to use in a chiminea, largely because they're what we're used to. If you've been in...

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