7 Gifts for Steak-Loving Dads
Good Meat: The Complete Guide to Sourcing and Cooking Sustainable Meat, by Deborah Krasner
Steven Raichlen Steak Lover’s Grill Kit
This all-in-one box of essentials—which includes wood chips, tangy steak sauce, and a chipotle-spiked meat rub—will help Dad start his summer off right.
To buy: $30, grilling4all.com.
Spice Barn Butcher’s Grind Black Pepper
The best steak houses season meat with very coarsely ground pepper, adding a touch of heat to every bite. Apply it liberally before cooking, along with good, coarse sea salt. Dad won’t believe the difference. And with this monster jar, he’ll never worry about running out.
To buy: $12 for 17 ounces, spicebarn.com.
Lodge Logic 12-Inch Skillet
Your grandmother had one of these brilliant pans for good reason: The heavy-duty cast iron maintains an even temperature during cooking and produces a rich, dark crust.
To buy: $37, lodgemfg.com.
Teeny Tiny Spice Company Montreal Seasoning and Perfection Spice Rub
These tasty blends will dress up a steak or add zip to a hamburger or meatball mix. The classic Montréal Seasoning—made with coriander, rosemary, and thyme—is mild enough for the whole family. For those who like it hot, the Perfection Spice Rub is packed with chilies, smoked paprika, and cumin.
To buy: $10 for each 6.5-ounce tin, teenytinyspice.com.
Grill Charms Steak Collection
No more mix-ups at the grill. Before cooking, insert these initialed markers into your steaks according to guests’ preferences (there’s MR for medium-rare, M for medium, and so on). Cook the steaks to desired doneness and let everyone find their perfect piece.
To buy: Unfortunately, this design is no longer available. Find similar grill charms at grillcharms.com.