I'm a brand new modder and I have big plans for this mod, but I don't know if people will like it or not. So I want as many testers as I can get. This does require the latest Stable version of forge which you can download at http://files.minecraftforge.net/
This is the Second Release which added Copper, Steel, and Emerald tools. Click the spoiler to see the whole changelog.
Also look at the screenshots to see the crafting recipe for the food. The tools are crafted the same as all the others.
I'd suggest making the Chicken Nugget recipe requiring a Raw Chicken to be mixed with a Pink Slime (on CraftyAsder's suggestion, replace the Cooked Chicken with Flour - and maybe replace the Rotten Flesh with Wheat?) instead of a Pink Slime. Other than putting the 'Slimy Chicken' in the center, the recipe should remain the same but yield 8 nuggets. But the nuggets should be raw, as a cooked chicken wasn't involved here. These are just suggestions though, and you can count on me keeping a close eye on this mod.