What makes a “Dad Special”? First and foremost, it’s a meal dad cooks. A dad in the kitchen is nothing to praise in itself (it’s the 21st century, people), but the meals that bring families together are something worth celebrating. Furthermore, The Dad Special is a recipe that gets the kids excited, that everyone looks forward to, and that has a backstory, even if that is simply “I threw together things we had in the pantry and everyone freaking loved it — so I did it again.” The Dad Special is a collection of such recipes. Featuring chefs, celebrities, and kitchen crazy dads, this collection highlights meals — from family secrets to quick kid delights — is meant to honor time spent at the table. What could be more special than that?