I want to buy a kitchen knife set for my mom for her birthday. She's likes watching cooking shows and acting like one of those home chefs on chopped. Her knife set is getting old and probably not the best quality. She's stated before that she wants a big Japanese knife but she's never held one before and I'm not sure she'd like it. I want to stick with a good kitchen set.
I'm looking for a price range around 300 us dollars. I wouldn't want anything that's too specific, requires any training or getting used to. We're located in the US. She's right handed. The knives would be used for just at home kitchen cooking. I would prefer practicality over aesthetics but if you guys know of any that have both that's an added bonus. What would be your recommendations for this?
Sorry if this question is too broad and noobish (probably the most sterotypical noob question your guys get on here) but I've never looked into knives before, the threads on here confuse me, and I don't want to just go out and buy a knife set based off amazon reviews.
Thanks for all responses