10 quirky food/drink inspired gifts for dad
Man Made Meals Cookbook
Steven Raichlen, the king of 'cue, might be Dad's hero. Regardless, he'll pick up plenty of great recipes and nifty tips in Raichlen's latest book, Man Made Meals: The Essential Cookbook For Guys.
Stainless-Steel Camp Stove
Whether Dad loves to hike, fish, or just tailgate at the football game, this all-season collapsible lightweight cook stove will be an instant hit. Easy, fast assembly makes grilling a snap, and the stove can burn wood rather than gas.
Molecular Gastronomy Kit
Does your father fancy himself as the next Ferran Adria? Let him experiment at home with this molecular gastronomy kit. He can deconstruct favorite foods, add new twists, and generally play mad scientist/chef/artist.
The Cagey Cook's Crib Note Apron
This handy apron is printed with crib notes to help Dad when he cooks. Need to know how many tablespoons in a cup? No worries. How can you tell a steak's done? Easy. The tips and tricks are printed upside down so he can get the info at a glance. Clever!
Hard Cider Kit
Turning apples into tasty hard cider is easy with this kit. And you won't need to wait long before toasting Dad's success with his first batch -- it'll be ready in as little as two weeks. (The kit is reusable, too -- simply buy refills and use the fermenter again and again.)
Okay, this may cross the line from "quirky" to "silly," but who says grown-ups can't play with their food? Think of the condiment gun as a useful dispenser as well as a conversation starter. Double-barreled success.
15-Piece Personalized Grill Tool Set
Wood-handled barbecue tools make a great gift. This smart set comes with a grill brush, knife, tongs, skewers, and more, and you can have Dad's name engraved on the handles so guests can't walk off with the gear.
Vintage wine deserves a classic corkscrew. This gem is made in French molds from the 1920s. A little bit of history that won't break the bank. Cheers!