Just kidding, Newbie from Texas here. Let the questions commence. LOL
We're a pretty catholic bunch here, ie from around the globe and all levels of culinary expertise - which all makes for interesting conversations!
The wikis, blogs, articles, reviews and photographs are all well worth spending time to view. There are professionals-only fora where you can chat to those who are in the same boat as you - but I hope you won't only post there, as they are read-only for those (like me, for instance!) who are not working in a culinary capacity,
Hope to see you around the boards.