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Super Last-Minute Father’s Day Gifts

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Here’s our round-up of super last-minute Father’s Day gifts so good it will seem like you’ve been thinking about them for months:

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A Super Upsetting Cookbook About Sandwiches by Tyler Kord is a thinking man’s cookbook.  Tyler is chef-owner of the much-lauded No. 7 restaurant and No. 7 Sub shops in New York. If you think your Dad will enjoy ruminations on sandwich philosophy, love, self-loathing, pay phones, getting drunk in the shower, Tom Cruise, food ethics, and what it’s like having the names of two different women tattooed on your body then we have just solved your “What to buy for Dad?” problem.

The book also comes with tasty recipes like roast beef with crispy shallots and smoky French dressing, or a mind-blowing mayonnaise that tastes exactly like pho. Bonus points for the William Wegman artwork.

Available at Indigo

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If an extravagant gift is in your wheelhouse, here’s one Dad will never forget.  The West Coast Fishing Club is a retreat like no other.  Incomparable fishing for Chinook salmon and halibut, great weather and endless whale shows, sumptuous accommodation, and the knockout setting of Haida Gwaii.   Book during their culinary excursion and you will have some of the best chefs in Canada (think David Hawksworth and Normand Laprise) making this a Father’s Day gift for the ages.

Contact The West Coast Fishing Club for details.


dragonIf your Father is old school about his barbecuing, then a simple gift of all-natural charcoal will delight. Dragon’s Breath Lump Charcoal is an excellent quality, long burning, all-natural hardwood product with consistent,  lasting heat.  We love it for the big chunks which provide better air circulation for a hotter fire.

To find Dragon’s Breath retailers across Canada,  click here.

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What Dad wouldn’t appreciate a good tipple ?  The newly burgeoning – and in our opinion, overdue – connoisseur’s market for boutique Canadian whisky has found a saviour in J.P. Wiser’s chief distiller Dr. Don Livermore. As an intriguing follow-up to last year’s exceptional and mellow new blends like his resuscitated Gooderham and Worts he recently dusted some old casks of a unique J.P. Wiser’s sour mash whisky, aging since 2001, when it was still in use as a component of some now defunct blends. This time – just in time for Father’s Day – he has bottled half the inventory unadulterated, in a bottling called Last Barrels – because it will never be made again.

Last Barrels is available at liquor stores across Canada; $64. 95 at the LCBO.

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