Aloha Nezzi and Welcome to Chef Talk,
so glad that your friend steered you this way.
As a Home Cook myself, I have learned things
that I thought that I didn't need to know,
but sure happy that I do now.
Jump in to the conversations that interest you,
but as you and I are not employed in the culinary professional,
the three Pro forums are read only to us folk.
Do take advantage of the Search engine at the top of the page,
there are many topics that have been
around the block many a time already
and you may find something that you're looking for there.
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you can Private Message one of the Mods or Admin people.
Mostly, have a great time!