Josh Ozersky tells the story of his father, a struggling artist for whom food was solace, and chefs the ultimate muse. Courtesy Josh Ozersky
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Many of us have been lucky enough to grow up with dads who love to cook, who have mastered crème brûlée or grilling or taught us to make perfect rice. Others have dads who just love to eat, who will dig into a shared plate happily and are always ready to share a meal. This Sunday, we’ll honor all of them, maybe with pancakes or a special dinner or a thoughtful food-related gift. In the spirit of Father’s day, we’re sharing some of our most memorable stories about Dad—and we hope you’ll share yours in the comments.

"Farideh

Chasing the Perfect Persian Rice

Test kitchen director Farideh Sadeghin on learning to cook her father’s tahdig

How My Rust Belt Dad Became the Master of Crème Brûlée

A father’s ritualistic recipe testing yields the perfect French dessert

Looking For Guillermo: Tijuana

A New York writer discovers her late father in the Mexican border-town bars and restaurants that were his life
"Stuffed

Almost Family

At a Louisiana restaurant, a father-son bond is celebrated and forged again

Solitary Man

Josh Ozersky tells the story of his father, a struggling artist for whom food was solace, and chefs the ultimate muse

Home Fire: Pop’s Asian American Grilling Sauce

Recalling the backyard exploits of a Chinese-American grill master

Solo Act

Remembering a father’s solitary feats in the kitchen

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