If dad loves to cook, a father's day gift with a culinary theme is sure to please. Take a cue from some of his favorite foods to pick out the best Father's Day gift for the dad who loves to cook. For more ideas, check out more cooking-related gifts for dad.
Chefs and cookbook authors Chris Schlesinger and John Willoughby will help him learn everything he needs to know about choosing and preparing beef, lamb, pork and more. There's even a section on offal, such as sweetbreads and lamb's tongue. Detailed advice, instructions and tips will help him learn how to get the most from his trip to the butcher shop, the best cooking methods for various types of meat, how to tell when meat is done, and even ways to prepare leftovers.
The man who fishes for his supper deserves a beautiful, high-quality knife that he can use to clean the fish for the grill. The Wusthof Gourmet 7-inch fillet knife has a riveted handle and a laser-cut stamped blade that is flexible and lightweight. It comes with its own leather sheath with a loop so it can hang from a belt.
He'll love a fun new culinary project like making his own tofu, and this kit gives him everything he needs. The kit includes a molded plastic press, a piece of cotton muslin for straining the soy milk, and 20 packets of coagulator. Depending on how long you press the tofu, you can make all types of textures, from soft silken tofu to use in smoothies or frozen desserts, to firm tofu that can be cut into cubes to use in stir-fries. Homemade tofu is fresher and better tasting than the store-bought versions, and it's less expensive to make, as well.
He'll be able to cut his own fries quickly and easily with this potato cutter, which has grids for cutting skinny, bistro-style fries, or thicker steak fries. A press of the handle can cut an entire potato at once. The stainless-steel cutter can also be used for other vegetables, such as zucchini, carrots or sweet potatoes, and it has a rubberized base to minimize slipping.