Hello Lindsay and welcome to ChefTalk.
I hope you will enjoy reading some of the past articles on the site - and have a look at the photographs - they are wonderful!
We have all levels of cooking expertise here - from enthusiastic amateurs (like me!) to masterchefs. I hope you will join in on some of the topics which may be of specific interest to you, or even start your own! All we ask is that you do not post in the professional area, as this is reserved for those who are involved in the culinary professions. However, they are interesting to read (for those of us who are non-profs) and I have gleaned a lot of information that way!