Father’s Day is June 19, 2022.
My dad passed away in 2015.
I don’t know a single chef who doesn’t have a Yeti. It’s the brand I rely on to keep food cold, or hot—on road trips or even plane rides to food festivals and events. I have several. This alpine yellow is fantastic.
But I wanted to give a shout out to their tote bags. They are tough, waterproof, structured for easy carrying, and perfect for a day at the beach, a pool, camping, or fishing. If it gets dirty, rinse this sucker out with a hose. It’s that durable. Three sizes available. I love mine.
And speaking of Yeti… their stainless steel drink ware is worth every penny, and you can get them monogrammed for dad.
This is one of my go-to tools in the kitchen. If you’re going to be grinding a bunch of peanuts, or chilies, a mortar and pestle with capacity is a must. This one is my favorite.
This is my everyday carry. It’s three inches long, has a clip of wearing on your pocket, is easy to open and close. Once you start carrying a pocket knife you will find 500 reasons to use it every day. Just don’t forget about it when you’re on the way to the airport. Stow it in your checked luggage!
This black steel Beijing wok is great, even if you don’t cook Asian Food. It’s essentially a skillet with high sides that holds the heat everywhere—on the sides as well as the bottom, especially if you heat it up first. You can make an easy wok-tossed meal (tips for cooking with a wok here).