Welcome from the Great Lakes region (Michigan). You will find the folk here to be extremely freindly and helpful. We have a truly international bunch who love to cook, and who love to help. We even have some people who seem to know do some serious research on just about any topic you can think of, and how those things pertain to food and cooking techniques (Ok Mike, fess up).
What you won't find is flame wars. I have never seen one on this site and I've been a part of it for around two years now. This is a great place to be. Glad you're here.
Seeeeeya; Goodweed of the North
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