Not sure what present to get dad on Father's Day? Read on to shop our top five gift ideas for dads who love to cook.
For the dad who knows where the beef's at...
Weber Smokey Mountain Cooker Smoker
Dads who love to barbecue will go bonkers over this charcoal bullet-shaped smoker from Weber. Over the past few years, the nation has embraced the low-and-slow method of cooking meats to produce tender ribs that fall off the bone or to infuse smoky flavor into steaks and roasts, and this powerhouse smoker, which has a fanatical following, leads the pack for its quality construction that provides many years of use and its ability to produce professional results at home. It's roomy enough to fit a whole turkey and an entire ham at the same time and boasts a porcelain-enameled bowl and lid and a built-in thermometer.
Smoke & Pickles: Recipes from a Southern Kitchen by Edward Lee
Edward Lee, Top Chef: Texas alum, three-time James Beard Award finalist for Best Chef: Southeast and new father, writes from the heart and soul in his debut cookbook. The pages are brimming with entertaining stories about exploring his identity and finding his culinary voice in the American South interwoven with 130 new takes on comfort food recipes informed by his Korean roots, his French training and home in Louisville, Kentucky. We can't say enough about Edward's recipe for Adobo-Fried Chicken and Waffles, which uses an unconventional poaching technique for flavor and tenderness.
Dads can roll up their sleeves and get creative in the kitchen with this fun beer making kit. One box supplies nearly everything you need to handcraft one gallon of homebrew in two and a half weeks. Try Summer Wheat for a light beer that tastes crisp and refreshing, and experiment by adding your favorite ingredients during the brewing process. Bottles, cappers and caps cost extra, but we think you should go big or go home - bottle it up, slap up on a label and share a cold Schraderbraü (or whatever you choose to call your creation) with friends.
These stainless steel drink chillers would be a handsome addition to dad's barware collection. Stick them in the freezer and pop them in your drinking glass to keep whiskey, wine and cocktails cool without diluting their flavors.
$25 for set of 4 cubes and $30 for set of 4 pearls; sparqhome.com
For the dad who gets revved up in the kitchen...
Savora Garlic Press, Rotary Grater and Can Opener
If the sleek lines of these kitchen tools remind you of muscle cars, you're catching onto something - Savora's lead designer Sid Ramnarace's background in automotive design heavily influenced their look. We think dad will love showing off this line of high-performance gadgets on his kitchen counter.
Show your appreciation for dad this Father's day with the perfect present. For the food-loving fathers in your life, we've got plenty of ideas to help you out.
If the fastest way to dad's heart is through his stomach, he might enjoy edible gifts such as boozy sweets or a set of grilling sauces. For men who man the kitchen, you can find great gift ideas in this week's KD Finds like sleek kitchen tools for the gadget geeks, a must-read for cookbook buffs and the ultimate splurge for the grill masters in your life. But, if dad really wants nothing more than grub and the game on TV this Sunday, be sure to cook up his favorite home-cooked meals.
Check out the slideshow above to find out our top five Father's Day gifts for dads who love food.