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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Mario Batali: Alfresco Family Feast

“My fave thing for Father's Day is to have a nice brunch or late lunch with my two boys, ages 14 and 15, and my wife,” says the orange-clogged super-chef of New York’s Eataly, Del Posto, and a flock of other eateries and partnerships. “We usually do it in Aspen, but this year I think we will take the East River Ferry and do it at the Brooklyn Flea.” With dozens of food and drink items to choose from—including tacos, lobster rolls, porchetta, handmade sodas, fair-trade coffee, and ice pops—there's enough at this popular market to fuel a nice brunch and a late lunch.

PHOTO: Melanie Dunea

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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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