my name is Martin, I'm 39 years old and I am from Erding (fair sized town about 20 miles north-east of Munich).
I found this forum by following a link and decided to join because I liked the variety of topics and knowledge displayed in the threads.
I have never worked in a professional kitchen or have any experience in the food industry, but I like cooking and especially nice kitchenware - pots, pans and, especially, knives, which I have been collecting for quite some time ... maybe you can tell ...
My two latest purchases, an F. Dick 1778 chef's knife and a Tojiro DP HQ gyuto, unfortunately hadn't arrived yet when I took the photo.
I earn my living by teaching Englisch as a foreign language at college level, and occasionally psychology and pedagogics, too. I often hang out on English language forums to keep my English brushed up, mostly on my favourite motorcycle site advrider.com but also on the /ck/ cooking channel on 4chan.org. That place is hilariously anarchic at times, but it can get old quickly when one is looking for serious advice ... which has bought me here
I expect I will mostly be lurking except maybe in the knife forum.
All the best from Erding,