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Cooking-Related Gifts for Dad

If dad likes to cook, these gifts will inspire him

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Perhaps inspired by celebrity chefs (and dads) like Bobby Flay, Mario Batali and Wolfgang Puck, more and more dads are discovering a love for cooking. Whether he is the primary cook, or he simply takes over the kitchen on the weekends to perfect pancake recipes or to fire up the grill (indoor or out), help dad hone his talent with a cooking-related gift.

Breville Smart Grill

Breville Smart Grill
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If dad likes the thrill of the grill, he'll definitely appreciate this Cadillac of indoor grills: sensors built into the cooking plates can tell when cold food is put on the grill and will compensate by delivering a blast of heat so that food properly sears to achieve that delicious grilled crust. Crafted of gorgeous stainless steel, the Breville Smart Grill comes with one flat plate and one ribbed plate, both of which are removable and interchangeable, to give you versatility in cooking.

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Shun Personal Folding Steak Knife

Shun Personal Folding Steak Knife
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If dad's a steak lover, this elegant personal steak knife will show everyone just how dedicated he is to his porterhouse. With an elegant design dates back more than 150 years, this slender knife folds and stores in its own leather sheath. The high-carbon steel blade is razor-sharp, slicing effortlessly through meat for a clean cut. The knife measures 7 inches total and comes in a black lacquer presentation box.

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Pizza Set

pizza stone and peel
Cooking.com

Making pizza is the perfect project for dad, from kneading up the dough, to simmering the sauce, to assembling a great array of toppings. He'll feel like a pro with this pizza stone (great for achieving a crisp crust) and peel (to get the pie in and out of the oven). The clay stone can help regulate the oven temperature and absorb moisture, and can actually stay in your oven all the time to help maintain an even temperature (it's great for breads, too!). The peel is made of hardwood.

Classic Apron

black apron
Chef's Catalog

This classic apron is made of heavyweight cotton twill and features roomy pockets, an adjustable neck, and generous waist ties. It comes in black, khaki and white.

Indoor! Grilling by Steven Raichlen

Indoor! Grilling by Steven Raichlen
Workman Publishing

Most dads love to grill, but when the weather's not so nice, there's no reason they have to stop. Grilling guru Steven Raichlen explores the world of indoor grilling with this volume of recipes that run the gamut: appetizers, main courses, side dishes, desserts and more are included here. For nearly every recipe, separate instructions are given for a variety of indoor grilling devices, including a contact grill, grill pan, built-in grill and fireplace grill.

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