If you're cooking as much as you say you are, your knives might be dull. Don't let it happen! Dull blades make a dull kitchen, and the kitchen is your temple. Keep your temple in shape!
The Samurai Sharpening Service is a one woman business belonging to Margery Cohen who you can visit outside the Chelsea Market on Wednesday and Saturdays from 12 P.M. - 6 P.M., or have her visit you at home. Her prices are great: $2 to $5 per blade. For housecalls, she charges a minimum of $150, so call up your friends and have a knife-sharpening party.
Email or call (212.942.5228) Margery Cohen for more information or to set up a housecall.