What Chefs Want for Father's Day

Published in Gourmet Live 06.13.12
Mario Batali, Chris Cosentino, Curtis Duffy, and other chef dads tell Gourmet Live’s Megan O. Steintrager all about the tools, toys, and treats they're wishing for

Sports cars, grilling gadgets, audio gear, a cutting-edge coffeemaker, wine, cookies, and, oh, yeah, time with family—that’s just a sampling of the gifts chef dads desire for Father’s Day. Click through the slideshow for the personal wish lists of Mario Batali, Homaro Cantu, Mike Mills, Zakary Pelaccio, and other kitchen kings coast to coast. You may even find some inspiration for your own giving or getting.

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Brad Spence: Turning His Tunes Up to 11

“I want a stereo system in my house so I can teach my kids about rock ’n’ roll—and drive my wife crazy,” says Brad Spence, a father of two young children (ages 1 and 3) and the chef/partner at Philadelphia’s Amis Trattoria, named one of the 10 best places for pasta in the United States by Bon Appétit magazine in 2010.

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Megan O. Steintrager is a food writer and editor whose work has appeared in Epicurious, Food Network magazine, the Huffington Post’s Kitchen Daily, iVillage, Self, and Brides, among other online and print publications. Her most recent piece for Gourmet Live was Essential Kitchen Gadgets Around the Globe.

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