5 Great Gifts for Foodie Fathers
I asked my big-time-foodie-brother, who recently became a dad, for ideas on possible gifts for foodie guys. He immediately gave me a long list of the things he would like, including some real extravagant ones!
So I picked 5 gifts that I think will be appreciated by that important foodie man in your life:
My brother loves to make his food hot and spicy, and loves to use different kinds of chili peppers in his cooking. He especially likes the Chinese lantern that is a mutated version of the beautiful habanero, only hotter. I think a man wouldn’t mind a few colorful chili pepper plants, to spike up that next batch of salsa!
My foodie brother swears by some good, authentic paella, filled with a variety of seafood. He thinks that the key to making good paella, other than quality ingredients, is a good quality paella pan. La Tienda has a great selection of paella pans, priced between $12 all the way to $200.
This brilliant clay oven, traditionally fueled by charcoal, can be used to bake various breads, marinated meats, seafood, and vegetables. The temperature inside a tandoor could go up to 900°F! Tandoori chicken, naan, and kebabs are a product of the tandoor. Tandoors are prevalent especially in northern India, and the Middle East, as well as Central Asia. I read that they are used in some parts of China too. You could install a permanent tandoor in your backyard, but a nice portable one would work just fine. You can even DIY with various videos on building your own out of simple supplies from the hardware store!
Zojirushi is a Japanese company that has been around for more than 90 years, and started the whole vacuum insulation technology. My brother is obsessed with all things Zojirushi. He bought himself a Zojirushi lunch jar, and a thermos, that he takes with him to work everyday. Next he wants a Zojirushi Bread Machine. I think that this might in fact be of great use to the entire family. Besides it can’t get any better than making your own healthy bread at home. You can make all kinds of gourmet bread too. These are available online, and range from $200- $400.
I think this is the sweetest thing my foodie bro had on his list. You know, the ice cream maker that looks like a bucket. This would be such a fun thing to add to your summer BBQ parties. Whip up your own homemade ice cream! You can find great deals online ranging from $40- $200.
Aparna Heroor believes that there is a foodie inside everybody that one must celebrate. Follow her blog yetanotherfoodie.blogspot.com and like her Facebook page Yet Another Foodie, where she likes to post food pictures.