Only recently, after being together for about 8 years did the hubs and I finally bite the bullet and buy some REALLY SHARP knives. We went to Sur La Table and just did it! We bought some Miyabi knives and let me tell you - they are a game changer! If you cook, I highly recommend getting some super sharp knives!
Prior to getting these knives, our knives consisted of a butcher cleaver (probably from Chinatown) and a set of knives in a block from Target! Not to knock Target or anything but if you consider yourself even somewhat of a "chef", cooking enthusiast, whatever (which I do consider myself) then you should really treat yourself and upgrade your knife situation so you can do this all day long. Why not? I do just because I can. I chiffonade everything.
I can't even look at my old junkie knives. I am obsessed with my Miyabi knives and now I'm really embracing my "inner" cheflette and I want to go crazy and just buy everything from this beautiful website called Quitokeeto from Heidi Swanson of 101cookbooks, one of my favorite food blogs because she makes everything vegetarian taste SO GOOD. I want to be Heidi.