Father’s Day Cookbook Gift Guide

Father’s Day is fast approaching, and while we know our dads appreciate everything, we do for them, they certainly don’t need another tie this year. Instead, consider surprising him with one of these fantastic cookbooks. Each one is packed with recipes that will inspire his culinary creativity. And for an added touch, include a gift card so he can easily pick up all the ingredients he needs to whip up these delicious dishes. Check out my list of top cookbook picks for Father’s Day!

For the Dad Who Loves to BBQ

American Grill: 125 Recipes for Mastering Live Fire
By: Tyler Florence
Big Moe’s Big Book of BBQ: 75 Recipes From Brisket and Ribs to Cornbread and Mac and Cheese
By: Moe Cason
Smokin’ and Grillin’ with Aaron Brown: More Than 100 Spectacular Recipes for Cooking Outdoors
By: Aaron Brown 

For the Dad Who Loves Beer

Beer-Can Chicken: Foolproof Recipes for the Crispiest, Crackliest, Smokiest, Most Succulent Birds You’ve Ever Tasted
By: Steven Raichlen
Modern Lager Beer: Techniques, Processes, and Recipes
By: Jack Hendler Jack’s Abby and Joe Connolly

For the Dad Who Loves Manga

The Manga Guide to Japanese Food: Everything You Want to Know About the History, Ingredients and Folklore of Japan’s Unique Cuisine
By: Hiroshi Nagashima

For the Dad Who Loves Movies & TV

A Horror Movie Inspired Cookbook: Freaky Eats – Recipes from the Dark Side
By: Mia Martin
The Official Game of Thrones Cookbook: Recipes from King’s Landing to the Dothraki Sea 
By: Chelsea Monroe-Cassel

For the Dad Who Loves the Outdoors

Cowboy Cocktails: 60 Recipes Inspired by the American West
By: Andre Darlington
New Camp Cookbook Fireside Warmers: Drinks, Sweets, and Shareables to Enjoy around the Fire 
By: Emily Vikre
The MeatEater Outdoor Cookbook: Wild Game Recipes for the Grill, Smoker, Campstove, and Campfire
By: Steven Rinella, Krista Ruane

For the Dad Who Loves Sandwiches

Kowbird: Amazing Chicken Recipes from Chef Matt Horn’s Restaurant and Home Kitchen
By: Matt Horn
The Book of Sandwiches: Delicious to the Last Bite: Recipes for Every Sandwich Lover
By: Jason Skrobar

For the Dad Who Loves Seafood

Scorched: The Ultimate Guide to Barbecuing Fish
By: Genevieve Taylor
The Sea Lover’s Cookbook: Recipes for Memorable Meals on or near the Water
By: Sidney Bensimon

Cookbooks make a thoughtful and practical gift for Father’s Day, offering your dad the opportunity to explore new recipes and enhance his culinary skills. Whether he’s a seasoned chef or just starting out, there’s a cookbook on this list that will inspire and delight him. Pair it with a gift card to his favorite grocery store or kitchen supply shop for an extra special touch. Let me know which cookbook you choose for your dad, and here’s to many delicious meals and happy cooking adventures ahead!

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