Hi, I'm new to the forum and have enjoyed reading some of the threads here.
Aloha Edward, Welcome.
As you can tell, the membership of Chef Talk is varied. There many professionals, such as you, to home cooks like me and everything in between. Not only is there great reading here, but the galleries are interesting as well. Feel free to contribute in any of the forums, most of all though, have fun.
Welcome aboard. Look forward to reading some of your penned recipes. I am a journalist and the food, wine and travel editor for an English language embassy expat magazine ... though I hail from Manhattan, I have lived in 6 countries ... I had interviewed Adriá to boot in addition to many other fine Chefs ... Where are you posted and what is your specialty --- culinary philosophy ? Which restaurant do you work at ?