5 Cookbooks for Last-Minute Father’s Day Gifts

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If Dad’s happy place is in the kitchen, pick up one of these new cookbooks to add to his collection.

For the Barbecue Fan:

The South’s Best Butts

Barbecue lovers will smile at the cover of this new book by Southern Living writer Matt Moore, and will relish the stories and recipes inside. Moore gives readers a sneak peek into the kitchens and smokehouses of some of the Barbecue Belt's most revered pitmasters. The book has more than 150 recipes including butts (of course) brisket, chicken, sides, and desserts.

For the Condiment King:

Fiery Ferments: 70 Stimulating Recipes for Hot Sauces, Spicy Chutneys, Kimchis with Kick, and Other Blazing Fermented Condiments

If no dish is complete in Dad’s eyes without a dash of hot sauce, pepper vinegar, or some other spicy add-on, he’ll love making his own fiery concoctions at home. Fiery Ferments includes more than 60 recipes for hot sauces, mustards, pickles, chutneys, relishes, and kimchis from around the world.

For the Cast-Iron Fanatic:

The Cast-Iron Skillet Cookbook: A Tantalizing Collection of Over 200 Delicious Recipes for Every Kitchen

Southerners love their cast-iron pans like family members, so treat Dad to a new collection of recipes made for his favorite skillet. Author Dominique DeVito’s crowd-pleasing recipes call for easy-to-find ingredients and are suited for cooks with a range of skills, from amateurs to pros.

For the Day Drinker:

Beach Cocktails: Favorite Surfside Sips and Bar Snacks

If a trip to the beach isn’t in the cards this Father’s Day, celebrate with a round (or two) of delicious tropical cocktails from our friends at Coastal Living. If the titles of the names of the recipes (Hawaiian Mai Tais, Cuban Daiquiri's, Key West Rum Runners) don't intice him, the beautiful photography will.

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For the Wine Expert:

Cook + Cork

Whether Dad is a budding oenophile or the master of the wine list, this fun, user-friendly guide to wine and food pairings will give him plenty of drinking and cooking inspiration. Sommelier Chris Horn provides wine advice and bottles to pair with recipes from chef Harry “Coach” Mills.

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