Sure, many dads love to grill, but there are plenty who take food very, very seriously. They’re not just regular dads — they’re foodie dads.
Here’s how to tell if you have a foodie dad:
- Is he keen to food fads and knows the latest food trends before you do? Foodie dad.
- Can he recommend a local restaurant and knows the menu top to bottom? Foodie dad.
- Is he well-versed in cooking styles and techniques? Foodie dad.
- Is he already planning dinner while eating lunch? Foodie dad.
- Is he adventurous and up for trying any and all wild menu items you wouldn’t dare try? Foodie dad.
- Does he have too many cookbooks for all types of cuisine to count? Foodie dad.
- Does he think cooking is an art? You, my friend, have a foodie dad.
We can go on and on, but you get the point: He loves food, so this Father’s Day, it’s best we recognize his passion and give him gifts he’ll truly enjoy and put to good use.
Yoda Cutting Board
Dad a Star Wars fan? You can't go wrong with this engraved bamboo wood cutting board.
Yoda cutting board, $32.99 at Amazon
‘Eat What You Watch: A Cookbook for Movie Lovers’
If your dad is both a movie buff and a foodie, this book was practically made for him. Eat What You Watch has recipes from more than 40 classic and cult films, including When Harry Met Sally and Sixteen Candles.
Eat What You Watch: A Cookbook for Movie Lovers, $15.46 at Amazon
Carnivore Club Classic Box
Is Dad a meat-lover? Carnivore Club has gifts galore: a snack box that includes four to six meat snacks, the classic box that comes with four to six premium-quality cured meats and a jerky bouquet, which includes 20 long-stem jerky sticks (elk-, buffalo- and venison-flavored).
Snack box, $39 at Carnivore ClubClassic box, $55 at Carnivore ClubJerky bouquet, $49 at Carnivore Club
Bacon Bourbon Sutra
Candied bacon mixed with rich and creamy marshmallows and infused with Maker’s Mark bourbon? Better order a box for yourself too.
Vivéltre Bacon Bourbon Sutra, $5.99 at Vivéltre
Song Lyric Tea Towels
If your dad is up on his pop culture and top 40 and spends plenty of time in the kitchen, he'll love these dish towels.
Song lyric tea towels, $25 for three at KingsCustomDesign/Etsy
Gusto’s Original Barbecue Rubs of the States
Your foodie dad knows well enough: You can never have too many rubs.
Gusto's Original Barbecue Rubs of the States, $19.05 at GustoSpice/Etsy
Picobrew Pico Model C Brewing Machine
Dad love an ice-cold craft beer? Then he'll definitely want to try his hand at brewing his own batch from home. Be sure to pair the gift with PicoBrew's Rogue Dead Guy Ale PicoPak.
Picobrew Pico Model C brewing machine, $399.99 at Best BuyPicoBrew's Rogue Dead Guy Ale PicoPak, $23.99 at Bed Bath & Beyond
Craft Beer Club
Speaking of beer, you could also give Dad the gift that keeps on giving: a craft beer subscription box. Craft Beer Club is considered one of the best, and it comes with 12 beers, free shipping and more.
Club subscription, $42 at Craft Beer Club
Foodie Fight Trivia Game
Does Dad think he knows everything there is to know about food? Have him prove it once and for all.
Foodie Fight game, $17.14 at Amazon
‘The Bob’s Burgers Burger Book’
This cookbook based on the popular animated series comes complete with 75 original, practical recipes — so he'll have plenty of burgers to whip up.
The Bob's Burgers Burger Book, $13.56 at Amazon
‘You’re the Bomb’ Hot Sauce Gift Set
If your dad is all about the hot sauce, then toss these cayenne, garlic and smoky bourbon hot sauces into his gift bag.
'You're the Bomb' hot sauce gift set, $19.99 at Amazon.
You can't go wrong with whiskey — and this one's special because it was made right in Ireland.
Tipperary Watershed Whiskey, $58.87 at Celtic Whiskey Shop
Hand-Forged, Stainless-Steel Steak Knife, 4-Piece Set
What's so great about these knives? They have ergonomically designed non-slip comfort grip handles and are meant to last him years.
Stainless-steel four-piece steak knife set, $21.95 at Pier 1
‘The Immigrant Cookbook’
Not only does this cookbook feature recipes from 80 famous immigrant chefs from all over the world, but each purchase supports the ACLU Immigrants' Rights Project.
The Immigrant Cookbook, $40 at The Little Market
Ask Dad to keep track all of his favorite recipes in a recipe journal, so you'll always have them on hand — and can even pass them down for generations to come.
Recipe journal, $36 at Rag & Bone Bindery
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