While I understand that this forum is called "ChefTalk", there are many of us who are food professionals (some former chefs) who make their livings without providing food "service". There seems to be no place to converse with others who share our perspective. Would it be possible to start one here at ChefTalk? I'm talking about food retailers, R&D professionals and researchers, food writers, recipe developers, editors, stylists, photographers, media producers, food and bev PR and such. I've searched all over the net and can find no forums of any quality. Egullet is pretty good, but it's too much of a mish-mash of foodies, pro and otherwise, to wade through. I really like the specificity and friendly nature of this site and keep coming back year after year although I don't post as often as I used to. What do others think? Are we all too quirky and unafiliated to relate to?