Knife Knives have been used as weapons, tools and eating utensils since the Stone Age. There are many types of food-related knives, from butter and parmesan knives, to serrated bread knives and cleavers. Knife skills are among the most important for a chef to learn. Sandwiches Allegedly invented by a British earl who was too busy playing cards to stop for lunch, a sandwich contains your chopped-up meal between two slices of bread. Try: Pret a Manger ( www.pret.com.hk ), Oliver's Super Sandwiches ( www.olivers-supersandwiches.com ) or, for a real treat, try the ham and cheese baguette from Salon de The de Joel Robuchon, The Landmark. Steak A slab of beef is a popular meal choice with carnivores, and comes with its own type of knife to help you slice through the meat fibres. Try: Outback Steakhouse www.outback.com.hk As well as cutting, knives are used to spread food, for example, toppings on a bagel. Slice open a bagel, and try these delicious spreads yourself. Sweet 1 tub cream cheese 1-2 tbsp honey 1 tsp cinnamon handful of walnuts, pumpkin seeds and/or dried cranberries Combine all ingredients, then spread on a plain or cinnamon-raisin bagel. Savoury 1 can cannellini beans, rinsed and drained juice and zest 1/2 lemon 1/2 clove garlic, crushed (optional) 1-2 tbsp olive oil 1/2 tsp cumin seeds 1/2 tsp paprika salt and pepper Mash the beans with a fork until no longer whole, but still slightly lumpy. Add the remaining ingredients, adding as much oil as you need to create a paste, and stir to combine. Spread on a plain or onion bagel.