I recently stumbled upon a Chef/Culinary Website that had what seemed to be some lively message boards. It even included a forum for food writers and stylists-which obviously grabbed my attention. I started to read the threads only to find the site populated by a handful of posters whose motivation seemed only to mouth-off, insult each other, and make snide comments. I felt especially bad for another stylist who brought up, what seemed to me, some very valid points about the business and its representation on the boards. The level of invective was beyond belief! The conversations were on par with a high school boys locker room or the goons that hang out at a corner gas station. This was certainly not representative of any real professionals I know. It really made me appreciate the community that populate these boards. Here, although we sometimes have differing points of view and sensitivities, we are able to see past them to the common ground that we share--a love of fine foods and the skill and craft it takes to produce them. Chef Talk is really the best by far and has the best people. Thanks everyone, and Thank You Nicko! for creating such a fine spot to stop into.