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10 Foodie Gifts for Father’s Day

June 1, 2012 Le Cordon Bleu Le Cordon Bleu 0 Comments

10 Foodie Gifts for Father’s Day

So here we are approaching another Father’s Day, and the question, of course, is: What are you getting for dad this year? If you’re having trouble coming up with a quick answer, then take a look at our list of food-related gifts that any foodie dad will love. Even the non-foodie dad without a culinary management degree will appreciate the useful and unique Father’s Day gifts.

  1. Talking Meat Thermometer
    If your dad is a foodie and tech geek, then this gadget will be right up his alley. This wireless digital thermometer will keep dad aware of the status of the meat on the grill within a range of 300 ft. This is especially useful if dad insists on grilling no matter what the weather. He can stay warm and dry while the brisket cooks to the perfect temperature.
  2. Beer Can Chicken Roaster
    While upscale stores like Williams-Sonoma call it a vertical chicken roaster, we all know a beer can chicken roaster when we see one. Whatever the name, this vertical roaster will stand the chicken up straight over a center reservoir that holds 12 ounces of beer or another flavor enhancing liquid. The only difference is the price you’ll pay.
  3. Hot Sauce of the Month Club
    It may be a gender stereotype, but, if anyone in the house is a hot sauce fan, chances are that it’s dad. And what better way to satisfy his craving for the hot stuff than by having it delivered to his house every month. There are a variety of clubs available online. Google “hot sauce of the month” to get hundreds of results.
  4. Peace Love and Barbecue
    With a subtitle of “Recipes, Secrets, Tall Tales, and Outright Lies from the Legends of Barbecue”, this insider’s look into the world of champion BBQ pit master Mike Mills is full of stories from the competitive barbecue circuit. It’s also full of a bunch of prize-winning barbecue recipes. This is an entire culinary program in barbecue in one book. Buy it for dad and borrow it often.
  5. Gift Baskets
    That’s right, gift baskets. They’re not just for mom anymore. The gift basket market has greatly expanded to include gifts that will make dad happy too. How does the Irish Pub or Around the World Beer Gift Chest sound? If dads not that into beer, then try the football tailgate, gourmet beef jerky, or the junk food junkie gift baskets. You might want to keep that last one hidden from mom.
  6. A Quality Kitchen Knife
    If dad is serious about cooking in the kitchen, then he needs a good all-purpose 6- or 8-inch chef’s knife for his slicing and dicing. There are several high-quality brands available at your local kitchen store. Remember you’re looking for quality. Avoid the knives sold at discount department stores.
  7. A Digital Scale
    Whether dad needs to measure ingredients for a recipe or he’s just looking to measure his portion sizes, a digital kitchen scale is invaluable. Look for one that measures both standard and metric weights.
  8. Rabbit 6-Piece Wine Tool Kit
    This exceptional product ends up on every gift list for foodies and wine lovers. This kit has everything needed to open, serve (except the glass), and preserve a bottle of wine. The cool factor goes off the charts when it opens a bottle of wine three seconds.
  9. Gift Cards/Certificates
    It’s Father Day for goodness sake. Why is dad outside staring at a hot grill? Take him to his favorite restaurant. And if you can’t take him, then get him a gift card. They’re easy enough to get. Most major restaurants sell them online. Smaller, hometown restaurants usually take orders over the phone.
  10. An Apron
    No, this isn’t a joke. All chefs wear them. If dad spends any real time cooking, then he’s made a mess on his shirt and pants more than once. Get him one with his name on it so he can take pride and ownership of his kitchen duties.

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