In kindergarten I loved pretending to cook in our classroom's play kitchen. Instead of monkeying around on the jungle gym, I'd stay inside and play in the kitchen. I had a lot of fun slicing plastic vegetables, concocting recipes, and stirring a pot filled with random objects (stuffed bears included).
This collection of play food from Ikea reminds me how much I enjoyed pretending to cook. I no longer have to play pretend, but I'm sure I would've loved to play with all of this during my elementary days.