I love knives. They are my favorite tools in the kitchen. Chopping, slicing and carving are cathartic acts for me. If you have yet to invest in a few good knives, I want to share with you my three "must have" knives, plus a couple extras and how to keep them sharp so they last a life time.
If you can't get to a good knife shop, here are links to my favorites via Amazon. You can always return them, if the fit feels off.
European Style Chef's Knife, This is the same one I own and I LOVE it!
Santoku Chef's Knife, Same brand as the European above, but in the shorter fatter Japanese style. Mine is a different brand, but this is very similar. I actually chose between this one and the one I ended up with; they are both awesome.
Paring Knife, Same brand as the one I own, but slightly different style.
Carving Knife, This is the same brand I have, but a smaller blade. It will still carve anything you take out of your oven!
Japanese Chopping Knife, This is the one I have and it is SO MUCH FUN! Seriously!
Serrated Knife, Mine is red, this one is black, but otherwise the same. Since we don't have bread in our house often, I don't use serrated knives much, but I do find this little guy helpful at times.
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