This Father’s Day, we’re honoring all the dads out there for everything that they do. Whether it’s your cousin or your godfather, your next-door neighbor or your coworker, it seems there’s an incredible dad everywhere you turn: The office executive who gets into work at 6 a.m. so he can leave early to pick up his kids from school every day, or the dad who blocks off every Sunday night so he can go shopping for groceries and assemble 10 different school lunches for the week ahead.
For the dad who’s a truly serious cook—in our case, our brother who quotes Alton Brown on the regular, eats sous vide eggs for breakfast and owns every Ottolenghi title ever published—here’s our thoughtfully-researched gift list. See all of our gift guides in honor of #EveryDad.
|KitchenAid Pro Line Series Blender with Thermal Control Jar
If he’s serious about making soups, get him the latest from KitchenAid. This is the most powerful blender on the market, thanks to a 3.5-horsepower motor and patented blades that blend at four different angles. Its Thermal Control Jar heats soup in minutes and retains hot temperatures, and comes with three pre-set recipe programs that establish the precise blending speed for smoothies, juices and soups for consistent results every time.
|Laguiole Jean Dubost Steak Knives
Nothing shows he’s a serious cook or entertainer more than a set of razor-sharp, heavyweight steak knives. We love this clean-lined, hand-polished stainless-steel set of four from Laguiole that arrives in its own wooden box.
|Williams-Sonoma 4-Burner Gas Grill
Gift the aspiring grillmaster one of our brand-new outdoor grills. For starters, it boasts a 12,000 BTU burner and high-quality stainless-steel grates, which won’t rust out like aluminum ones. But no detail has been overlooked: It comes with a rotisserie spit, an infrared burner, a side burner for keeping food warm, a temperature gauge in the lid (so you can monitor your cook even when it’s covered!) and even a beer bottle opener.
|Imperia Pasta Machine
The Italian cuisine enthusiast will love the opportunity to take his obsession to the next level by making fresh pasta by hand. Imperia’s stylish pasta machine has been used in home kitchens throughout Italy for years, and makes it easy for him to prepare everything from fettuccine and linguine to ravioli and lasagna from scratch.