Father’s Day Gift Guide
We love our fathers, but finding great gifts for them can be difficult! We’ve all struggled, trying to find something for Dad that will bring a smile to his face. If Dad is a griller, smoker, or lover of live-fire cooking, here are some ideas for over-the-top-gifts.
The entire family will benefit when you give Dad this treasure chest full of flavor-boosting items like Steven’s favorite rubs, cedar grilling papers, fragrant hickory wood chips for smoking, ingenious “Smoke-In-A-Can” (3), and cedar grilling planks. All are attractively packaged.
It’s the ultimate Father’s Day gift! Enroll your father in BBQU, and he’ll have bragging rights for a lifetime after attending what’s been called “one of the best food lover’s events in the nation.” It’s an action-packed whirlwind of food and fire (not to mention golf, fly-fishing, zip-lining, and other fun pursuits) at one of the most luxurious resorts in the country, the Montage Palmetto Bluff in South Carolina’s Lowcountry. This exclusive class, taught personally by Steven, is very hands-on and covers all the methods of live-fire cooking. Dad (and you, if you join him) will come home with mad skills. But hurry! It takes place over Father’s Day weekend, June 17 to 20. Sign your father up today!
If Dad enjoys cooking breakfast or brunch for a crowd, he’ll love this addition to his outdoor kitchen. Features push-button ignition, stainless steel construction, and four independent burners/cooking zones. Runs on propane. The removeable griddle and fold-up legs make it easy to transport to a tailgating event, campsite, or cabin.
No matter what the task, good tools make the job much more pleasurable. Which is why we can’t imagine being without this exquisitely balanced Nakiri knife by premium knife maker Shun. Like an elegant but light-weight cleaver, this blade, made of alloy steel, is perfect for vegetables. Traditional chef’s knives feature a curved cutting edge, requiring a rocking motion. The Nakiri knife’s straight edge cut everything from tomatoes to bell peppers cleanly.
Socks or neckties? No thanks. Order this fantastic package for Dad by June 15 for Father’s Day delivery, and you’ll earn major points. Includes the unique KUDU grilling system, which takes its cues from African braais (barbecues), a useful rotisserie, and the first book in the magnificent Barbecue! Bible series. Check it out!
No self-respecting grillmaster would grill without thoroughly cleaning the grate. (Who wants hamburgers that taste like last week’s salmon?) This is one of the best grill brushes we’ve encountered. The bristles are firmly anchored in the wire armature, ensuring no stray bristles will deposit themselves on the grill grate—a danger with many grill brushes. Dad will never need another grill brush.
Here’s what Steven told Larry Olmsted, a writer for Forbes: “I love BGE. It’s one of the most versatile charcoal cookers on the market, with a unique venting system that allows you to smoke pork shoulders low and slow at 250 degrees, sear-grill beef tomahawks at 700 degrees and cook at every temperature stage between them. We have several at Barbecue University, including the Mini-Max, which is very handy for small batch grilling. We did my ‘buffaque’ broccoli on it in the new season of Project Fire.”
Steven Raichlen’s latest book, released just days ago, belongs on every griller’s bookshelf. How to fire-blister tomatoes, cedar-plank eggplant, hay-smoke lettuce, spit-roast brussels sprouts on the stalk—these are just some of the incredible recipes that make great use of live fire and plant-based foods. Simply inspired.
Indispensable for thinly slicing homemade bacon, pastrami, corned beef, or other foods, this sturdy slicer returns professional-looking results. Two extremely sharp slicing blades are just what you need for making Baltimore pit beef.