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Give Dad a Gift He'll Love

Unless he particularly loves ties, Dad probably doesn't need another one. And there are only so many "World's Greatest Dad" coffee mugs he can feign excitement about. This year, gift Dad a gift he'll really love.

Books are a fantastic gift for Dad for several reasons. First, there's a book about there for virtually any topic. So, no matter what Dad is into, there's a book that fits the bill. But the reason that books are a great idea for Dad does beyond just the fact that you are spoiled for choice when you go to buy dad his gift. When you give Dad a book, you also give him time to himself to relax and get immersed in it. What better way to show dad you love him than by giving him time to do something he loves?

Now, on to the suggestions:

Camino Road, by John Grisham

This book centres around a heist orchestrated by a gang of thieves who steal something from the secure vault below the Firestone LIbrary at Princeton University.

The loot is worth twenty-five million dollars.

Then we meet Bruce Cable, the proprietor of a bookstore on Camino Island in Florida. Although his bookstore does very well, Bruce makes his real money in another way: He has been known to dip his toe in the black market of stolen books and manuscripts.

Mercar Mann, a young writer struggling to put pen to paper these days, has recently been laid off from her job as a teacher. Her life takes a major turn when she is approached by a mysterious woman who makes her a very lucrative offer to do a job for her. She is hired to infiltrate Cable's inner circle to learn his secret. Soon, however, Mercer learns far more than she bargained for and a pulse-racing story unfolds in a way that only Grisham knows how to tell it.

The Meat Cookbook

This beautiful hardcover book is perfect for the dad who loves to cook meat. More than just a cookbook, it features tips, tricks, and loads of information about every cut of meat under the sun -- and 300 mouthwatering recipes to boot! Dad could make a new recipe from this every day for nearly a year! How's that for the gift that keeps giving? Included in the book are tantalizing recipes such as:

  • Candied Pork Butt Roast

  • Maple and Mustard Crusted Rib of Beef

  • Wild Boar Curry

  • Venison Steak with Blackberries

  • Chicken Tagine, and

  • Jamaican Jerk Chicken

This is an ideal resource for anyone who loves to cook meat, whether Dad prefers to stick to more traditional meats or whether he loves to branch out into game meats or even offal. It's all here in this informative book.

Smoking Meat

Does anything signal summertime dining more than the smell of meat on the smoker? If the dad in your life agrees, this is the perfect book for him. This book offers the "tools, techniques, cuts, and recipes" so that dad can "perfect the art of cooking with smoke." From ribs and pulled pork to smoked turkey breast, this book is chock-full of all of the recipes and information he'll need to fill your backyard with the smell of smoked meat all summer long.

Burger Lab: The Art and Science of the Perfect Burger

What makes up the perfect burger? That's the question that this book sets out to answer. Element by element, from bun to pickles to the perfect patty, author Daniel Wilson explores all of the things that make up the perfect burger.

The book starts out with a section examining "The Elements,"" the components that make up the kind of burger that you'll dream about. From there, there are tons of recipes for Classic Burgers, Other Burgers, and more, as well as some well-founded advice on how to eat a burger. There are also recipes for lots of condiments, sides, and accompaniments, too. If Dad loves burgers, he'll love this book.

Chef Daniel Wilson knows a thing or two about burgers, and he's passing on his unique approach to creating the perfect burger on to you, so you can get a taste of the burgers his serves in his restaurants right in your own home, including the iconic Wagyu Cheeseburger.

Bites on a Board, by Anni Daulter

If Dad loves to entertain, he's going to love this book. Bites on a Board is an exploration of the trend toward serving foods on boards, allowing home cooks to explore their food-styling talents using this creative presentation style. There are ideas for every kind of meal here, from charcuterie boards to a board perfect for casual summer dining on the back porch. Recipes include things like Root Beer-Braised Barbecue Ribs, Pickled Veggie Summer Rolls with Ginger Soy Sauce, and Carne Asada Street Tacos.

And now for something a little different. If you have a little one who is looking for a gift for dad, why not consider a picture book they can share together? I have the perfect suggestion for you.


Babysaurus loves playing hide and seek with his Papasaurus. One day, however, he can't find his Papasaurus and he turns to his friends for help in finding him. He soon finds out that his Papasaurus has been there all along, just like always.

This lovely and charming book is the perfect story to share between daddy and child.

(If you're interested, there's a Mamasaurus book, too! )

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