I had a similar experience to Wendy's at Cook Stalk. Although in my case it was because I defended someone they did not like (remember Afra?). That was quite a while ago, but I still can't get past the cliqueishness there.
I don't have as much time as I used to to be online, but what time I have I divide between here,eGullet
, and On the Rail
. Haven't been able to warm up completely to Chef2Chef or the newish forums onStarChefs
-- but they have some okay discussions/questions from time to time. And I really miss being able to post on Chowhound
, but it is SOOOOOOOO hard to do a search there!
I've got lots of information sites bookmarked, such as Saute Wednesday
, but that's not to chat.