While my otherwise perfect dad was never a cook—his specialty was instant coffee—I married a guy who loves to cook. I recall the exact moment I fell in love: he was pan-frying a couple of cornmeal-dusted whole trout in a cast-iron skillet, and in my innermost seafood-loving, skill-appreciating heart I knew, “This is The One.” He still delights me with great dinners, and wakes up early to bake for our kids (this morning, scones).
So if you have a dad in your life who enjoys cooking, and want to treat him on Father’s Day, I have a few ideas for you. Each product is the winner of our rigorous testing process against competitors in its category, and won’t let you down. They’re at a wide range of prices, but if you are on a budget, also check out my teammate Riddley’s story with some excellent kitchen-gift choices under $25.
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