Keeping your knife in tip top condition is a must for any would-be chef. Slicing through the skin of a plum tomato is usually the ultimate test for blunt blades.

Liam’s knives are kept in that hot-knife-through-butter state by a company called New Edge. Our friend Donavon Coetzee is the master knife sharpener and uses a hand sharpening technique to shine up straight blades, blunt scissors and even bread knives. The man really is the best at what he does and if you’ve got a few blades that need some TLC drop them off with us on a Monday or Tuesday morning and by the time your work day is done they will be your best friend come dinner time.

Large Chef’s knives cost R35 and small ones cost R25. Feel free to enquire about any other tools you might have.