Block set or single knives? There are pros to both. A set gives you more for your money and usually comes with these five knives, a honing steel (a long rod-shaped sharpener), kitchen shears and, of course, a handy way to store everything. Buying individual knives lets you customize or add to your collection. Whatever you choose, these five are the most common and versatile knives you need for practically everything in the kitchen.
March’s tip is going to address a question we get from so many readers: “What's the list of pantry essentials I should own?” The right answers to this question will enable you to always have a meal on hand.