TeamConsomme, it's nice to have you with us. We have a good many members from the UK with us; our membership is truly world-wide. We hope you'll feel at home here and enjoy participating in the community.
Are you a professional in a culinary industry, or do you cook at home? Whichever you are, you'll find us welcoming to your questions and comments. You're invited to read all forums on the site, but the professionals' forums are reserved for their posting only. Those of us not in professional positions post only in the general forums where everyone posts. Fortunately, our culture is such that the "wealth" is shared indiscriminately, so everyone benefits. Professionals benefit from veteran home cooks; home cooks benefit from educated professionals. Everyone wins.
With 14 years of content here, you'll find the search tool a helpful device for sifting when you're looking for something in particular. Keep that in mind, however, if you find yourself in a conversation thread, as it may have "paused" some years ago! Besides the forums we have excellent cooking articles, photo galleries, reviews of cooking equipment and cookbooks, and more. Be sure to read the FAQ page and our community guidelines carefully as you begin your membership. http://www.cheftalk.com/a/faq Let any moderator or admin know if you have questions. We look forward to your participation in the community.