The Minimalist Kitchen: Knives

| 12/9/2014 9:03:00 AM

You don't need a ton of stuff to  cook like a pro. Build this small set of high-quality knives—recommended by our favorite food writers and editors—and you'll be ready to tackle any recipe that comes your way.

Chef's Knife

Essential for chopping, slicing, dicing and mincing

To Buy: Try the reasonably priced but high-quality Mac Knife Chef Series Chef’s Knife, 7-1⁄4 inch; $60 via Amazon

Paring Knife

Necessary for peeling small fruits and veggies