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What Dad Really Wants for Father’s Day: 9 Inspired Gift Ideas

What Dad Really Wants for Father’s Day: 9 Inspired Gift Ideas

Father’s Day is approaching fast (it’s Sunday, June 15), and you know what that means: Desperate Saturday trips to menswear departments, pro shops, and even hardware stores to find a gift for Dad that won’t totally … well, you know. Speaking as a guy and a father, here’s a bit of advice: Don’t give Dad a gift he would store in a top dresser drawer. In other words, no socks, neckties, cufflinks, and monogrammed anything. We want toys. And time with you and yours. Gear for your grills satisfies both criteria. Any of the...

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The Ultimate Father’s Day Menu

The Ultimate Father’s Day Menu

Ignore the obvious irony. On Mothers Day, a guy and his kids jump through hoops to make sure mom doesn’t have to set foot in the kitchen. On Fathers Day, the same guy is expected not only to cook for his family, but stage an awesome feast. Of course, it doesn’t hurt that Father’s Day takes place during one of the best months of the year for grilling, and that most men welcome any occasion to fire up the grill -- even if it’s in the service of their own celebration....

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10 Tools You Need for Father’s Day

10 Tools You Need for Father’s Day

No, you don’t need a self-turning hotdog rack. No, you don’t need a barbecue fork meat thermometer. (You don’t need a barbecue fork period—avoid the temptation of stabbing your steaks.) No, you don’t need all of the 50 or 60 different grilling utensils you’ll find your local barbecue shop. (Of course, if you want to own 60 utensils, more power to you. I do!) But you do need a basic tool kit to help you build and manage your fire, handle your food, and tell when it’s...

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14 Father’s Day Lessons About Barbecue & Life

14 Father’s Day Lessons About Barbecue & Life

My dad was not the grill master in my family. That honor went to my mother. When it came time to grill steak, she’d light Kingsford briquettes with gasoline (!) and char the meat black as charcoal on the outside and just long enough to take off the chill in the still raw center. “Pittsburgh rare” is what my mom called it -- in her eyes you couldn’t serve beef too rare. When it comes to what I learned about grilling from my father, I draw a blank. So in honor of Father’s Day, I asked three barbecue masters what they plan to teach their kids about live fire cooking. Happy Fathers Day! AARON FRANKLIN...

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Happy Father’s Day!

Happy Fathers Day! Here's Steven with his father, Sonny Raichlen. Grilling can be a powerful bonding experience for fathers and sons (and fathers and daughters). There's so much information to pass from one generation to another: how to light a grill safely, the five methods of live fire cooking, good grill hygiene and food safety, and, of course, those cherished family recipes--a particularly killer brisket or smoke scented ribs--passed from grandfather...

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