A Delicious Gift For Dad

By / Food / June 18th, 2010 / Like

This year, don’t bother buying dad a tie. Instead, make him feel appreciated with a savoury gift he’ll absolutely love — Australian Meat Pies! Australians love their meat pies as much as we Canadians love hamburgers, steak and ribs. This Father’s Day, surprise dad with a gift that speaks directly to his taste buds. These pies can be perfectly customized to suit his tastes. Does he prefer lamb instead of beef or pork instead of chicken. Is he vegetarian? No problem.

The fillings can be altered to showcase dad’s favourite ingredients. The filling can be simmered in a combination of broth and beer, for instance. Drop into your favourite grocery store or farmers’ market, and pick up the freshest in-season vegetables to add to the mix.

It doesn’t take much to show dad he’s appreciated. Once the Australian Meat Pies have cooled, pack them into a picnic basket. Bring along a game of bocce, and you’re all set to have fun. It doesn’t matter if you plan the picnic at the beach, in a park or on the balcony.

When you pack the basket, don’t forget these essentials.

• bottle of Pinot Noir

• bottle of sparkling water

• tray of crudités with hummus dip

• platter of sliced watermelon


Rosemary Mantini has always loved words. When she isn't working as the Associate Editor at Tidings Magazine, she's helping others achieve their writing dreams, and sometimes she even relaxes with a good book and a glass of wine.

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