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Inspiring a Budding Young Chef with a Simple Gift

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Inspiring a Budding Young Chef with a Simple Gift

Phil Ogelos | | Dec 14, 2011 06:44 AM

My nephew, 13, has just discovered cooking, and I'd like to give him a Christmas gift that further animates his nascent love. Given his age, I think a piece of cookware is just the ticket. The processes of elimination [nothing dead-tree; nothing by subscription; nothing like a pot or pan or toque] suggest giving him a knife or knife-set.

Is this a good idea (I can do the research for the best once the decision's made) or am I missing something obvious for a boy that age? I'm supposing that something tactile will work best, yet I welcome any and all creative suggestions.

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