If you have a chef in the family, give him one of these amazing gifts for Father’s Day. It’s a fact. According Buzzle.com, the majority of great chefs, past and present, are male with only a few being female. Male Chefs have mastered food preparation. Each has left their mark on the culinary world. We still see them growing and with chef’s such as Emeril lagasse and Todd Gray food is classic and never considered just something to eat and serve. It first has to be prepared and presented. So their desire is to create masterpieces with each meal.
If you have a chef in your house, never give him anything that does not provide something to enhance his skill. Give him the best tools available for the master. A chef is only as good as his utensils. He works with the freshest, newest and the very best available. When he does not have the right kitchen ware, the best cuts or the freshest veggies and fruit at his disposal, tension rises. Never give him anything but the best knife or gadgets to perform his work and create dishes that will make your taste buds quiver just with the thought of savoring the dish.
When observing a chef at work, they rarely use dried herbs or salt shakers or anything from a pantry. The items used are fresh from the butcher, off the plant, from the earth or out of the sea. He swears by fresh items and abhors anything that is not freshly ground, grated, pulled, caught or minced. A true chef wants it as close to its original state as possible. So consider giving dad a lemon tree for Father’s Day and he will love you for it. A lemon tree, lime tree, apple tree, orange tree or any fruit tree will work. Although fresh aqueezed lemon juice makes the flavor in fish, pies and chicken, pork and even some beef dishes taste amazing. Other fruit is also just as good. You can even give dad a combination of trees. Some nurseries offer a discount when purchasing dwarf trees in combinations.
When preparing Entrees or Italian dishes, dads usually love using wines to enhance the flavor or prepare the sauce from juices left in the pan. However, they don’t select just any wine. Specialty wines shipped from the vineyards of Italy are desired. Give dad wines that will bring out the flavor of those special cuts brought home from his favorite butcher or the Italian dishes prepared like those of the master chefs in Italy. For Father’s Day he will love having his first set of Specialty Wines, but when he realizes this is a monthly gift, he will be elated.
Chefs swear by food processors. And those with the most power, most blades and largest capacity are the most desired. Processors can knead dough in less time than you can open and close a refrigerator door. With slicing, shredding, kneading, chopping, blending and dicing capability, they do all the hard work leaving you with the minor details to complete. Dad will be able to prepare some of the most enticing deserts ever. And what about those homemade biscuits? You will never have to purchase frozen biscuit dough from the restaurant or grocery store again. Wake up to cookies, biscuits, cakes or pies and with fresh coffee or hot chocolate even milk; the kitchen will never be the same.
When dad is a chef, home is similar to the homes of yesteryear. Remember when you woke up to the aroma of grits, eggs, pancakes, biscuits, waffles and that heavenly aroma of fresh brewed coffee. Then you heard mom singing or humming in the kitchen. Enjoy those days again. Give dad a Father’s Day gift that will bring back the days we thought would never occur again.