Chef Yolanda Banks

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Celebrate Food and Fathers Next Sunday: A Father’s Day Menu Re-Invented

Celebrate food, family, and most importantly FATHERS on June 16th with a fresh feast. A great way to express appreciation for Dads this time of year is to cook for them. Give your dad the royal treatment and cook for him like a king.

Father’s Day has been a long time tradition in many countries for at least 100 years.  It can be said the first Father’s Day dated back to 1910 in Spokane, Washington. Here Sonora Smart Dodd had the idea to honor her Civil War veteran dad, who was raising six kids on his own.

It wasn’t till 1972 when President Nixon signed it into law that the third Sunday of June was the permanent holiday honoring fatherhood and the influence of American dads in society. As her story evolved, it was said that Dodd made sure to take on the task of cooking for her father on this special day to show she cared.

Pro Player Insider Chef Yolanda Banks agrees that cooking is a way to spend time on someone as important as your own dad.  Chef Banks brings us a re-invented meal to serve to your dad next Sunday. We all know the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach, so show love to your dad with this fabulous Father’s Day Menu (below).  The ingredients are simple and more importantly fresh.

Father’s Day Menu Re-Invented

Starter:  Watermelon Gazpacho with Watermelon Relish

Entree:  Dry Aged NY Strip Loin with Cacao Crust

Side Dish: “Creamed Corn“   &  Grilled Corn Tomato and Avocado Salad

Dessert:   Texas Peach Cobbler

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