Is your dad a bit of a culinary genius? Or does he just really, really love his food? Either way, you can tantalise his tastebuds and help him wow in the kitchen with these fabulous foodie finds in this, SHESAID’s third Father’s Day Gift Guide. Don’t forget – your beloved dad’s big day is looming large – Father’s Day is on Sunday, September 7. Shop to it!
Barbecue of his dreams: Make your dad’s day, hell even his year with the Weber 57cm One-Touch Silver Kettle Barbecue in blue, (pictured above), $309. Its features include an aluminium one-touch cleaning system, a single lever opens and closes the bottom vents and easily sweeps out the ashes and a heavy gauge nickel plated hinged cooking grill allows the addition of extra fuel and smoking woods. What’s more, it also includes The Complete Australian Barbecue Kettle Cookbook (pictured below) which includes recipes and barbecuing tips. Find it at www.davidjones.com.au or at David Jones stores. Phone 133 357 for stockist details.
Full of beans: Is your dad a coffee connoisseur? Delight him with a gift pack from Merlo Coffee this Father’s Day, with Merlo shining the light on Kenya in its September Bean of the Month program. Aside from exotic coffee flavours your old fella’s bound to love, by sourcing beans from these regions Merlo is assisting local businesses that fund North Sumatran foster homes for orphaned children as a part of their Hands of Hope initiative. This bean has a vibrant peach, floral and nectar aroma, pointed citrus acidity and a juicy body. Yum! Order online at www.merlo.com.au.
Top shelf idea: If your dad loves his Jack Daniel’s, celebrate him in style by treating him to the ultimate gift – a bespoke bottle of Gentleman Jack, engraved with your very own personalised message to him. Gentleman Jack is the fine liquor brand’s premium whisky; combining a twice-charcoal mellowed whiskey, it is said to offer incomparable smoothness, with a full-bodied flavour featuring fruit and spices – ensuring a warm, silky finish. Visit the Gentleman Jack Australia FB page: facebook.com/gentlemanjackaustralia for more info. Gentleman Jack is available in 700ml bottles only, $64.99.
Smooth operator: Help your dad perfect smoothies, juices and shakes on the go with this groovy, compact blender from Kambrook. The Blitz2go Blender, $49.95, features quality stainless steel blades, a quick 300 watt motor and BPA-free plastic bottles to blend and remove for quick consumption. Find it at www.davidjones.com.au or at David Jones stores. Phone 133 357 for stockist details.
The top dog: Yarra Valley Gourmet Foods is the brains behind the ultimate Mad Dog Chilli Sauce, which is perfect for any spice-loving mad dog dad. Mad Dog Chilli Sauces, $9.95 each, are available in a range of delicious flavours and may just be the perfect accompaniment to make every meal special for the top dog in your home. The Chilli Jam in particular is said to be a palette-sizzling, must-have for all dads who like to show off their culinary skills at the barbeque – perfect to serve with chargrilled steak, chicken or fish. Mad Dog Chilli Sauces are stocked nationally at all good food stores and online at www.yarravalleygourmetfoods.com.au/stockists.
Dessert king: Gift your masterchef in the making the Avanti Creme Brulee Ramekins with torch, $84.95. If you’re lucky enough to be blessed with a dad, or father of your children, who can rustle up the popular French dessert, reward them with this four- piece set made from the highest quality ceramic. Plus, who doesn’t love a kitchen torch! Speaking of which, this baby automatically ignites, operates at any angle, and heats up to 121°C. Sold! Find it at www.davidjones.com.au or at David Jones stores. Phone 133 357 for stockist details.
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