8 Foodie Father's Day Gifts for Any Dad

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I've always been amazed by fathers who seem just as comfortable wielding a whisk as they do a lawnmower. Throughout my childhood, by contrast, my mom was queen of the kitchen, while my dad slipped in and out, snagging a taste or a sniff before settling down to enjoy the fruits of her labor. Sure, you might describe him as a gourmand, maybe even a gourmet, but a kitchen god? Sorry, but no. Dads come in all shapes and sizes and with all kinds of interests, but there's one thing they all have in common: they all eat (and, in many cases, drink). If you're still stewing over what to get your pop on Father's Day, then we've rounded up a slew of gifts that will rev up any dad's inner foodie (even if he still won't touch a whisk).

  • For the Kitchen-Phobe: Even dads who are afraid of the kitchen can still play a role in food preparation. Crown him king of condiments with a set of Seattle-based Skillet's famous bacon jam ($42). No burger shall ever go naked again.
  • For the Hoppy Pop: Dad will love his brewski even more if he makes it himself with a Brooklyn Brew Shop Beer-Making Kit ($40)! Choose from flavors like Everyday IPA for the traditionalist or even Coffee and Donut Stout for breakfast-lovers.
  • For the Chocoholic: Nothing says "I love you" quite like chocolate, and Dad will love you back even more with a subscription to Recchiuti's Obsession Club ($155 for 3 months). Each month, he'll receive a selection of seasonal or limited-edition chocolates, and if you pony up for the full year, then he'll get a copy of Michael Recchiuti's James Beard-nominated cookbook, Chocolate Obsession.
  • For the Grill Master: If Dad's passion is feeling the heat of smoldering charcoals on his face, then take a cue from celebrity chef he-man Tim Love and his exclusive grilling collection for Sur la Table. A bouquet of his stainless, walnut, and brass tools (like these barbecue tongs, $30) should do the trick.
  • For the Herbivore: If Dad's Father's Day plans don't include grilled meat, then get his salivary glands going with Alain Passard's latest tome, The Art of Cooking With Vegetables ($30). The renowned chef of three-Michelin-starred L'Arpege in Paris presents 48 recipes inspired by his passion for seasonal cooking.

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