We have a fabulous 8-year old friend (her parents are our BFFs) who spends a lot of time at our house and has learned to love cooking (thank you, no applause needed). When she's here, we have the Cooking Channel on and she really soaks it up. She loves Unique Sweets, G. Garvin, the Fabulous Beekman Boys (especially the episode with THE Martha Stewart and the goats) and the cocktail girls.
I would love to get our budding chef something for the holidays to reinforce her interest in cooking. I know there are kid-size tools but was wondering if anyone out there has any more creative ideas, like buying a "pasta making kit" or something like that. Her appetite is fairly broad (from sardines to sauerkraut) and we're just praying peer pressure doesn't change that :-)
Thanks for any ideas.