As of today's release, we have a new topical board on Chowhound called Food Quests. Here's the link: http://chowhound.chow.com/boards/96
The description reads "Ideas and advice for all your food projects," and we've created this board to further connect our community members when they are diving into a new food project. So, if you're embarking on a new food adventure, whether it's making your own cheese, butchering meat, brewing your own beer, or learning how to can homemade jam, this is the place for you.
We realize there is some overlap between this board and some of our other topical boards, and we think that's okay. This board is really meant for do-it-yourself projects, and we're encouraging folks to try out this board and start brainstorming and exchanging ideas with others who regularly take these on.
In conjunction with the launch of this board, we're also trying out a new format for Chowhound. Check out this Site Talk post to find more information about this format, which we're calling "workshops.": http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/965021
For the time being, all posts on the Food Quests board will be in this workshop format while we test it out and continue to develop the tools and features. So if you see a topic in Food Quests (or any discussion marked with the red lightbulb icon), you'll know it's a workshop as opposed to a regular discussion.
Eventually, the plan is to roll out this workshop format as well as regular discussions across all boards, meaning that when you start a new discussion on any board, you'd have the option of choosing which type of discussion you want to start.
Feel free to ask any questions about the new Food Quests board here. For questions or comments about the new format (workshops), please check out this Site Talk discussion. http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/965021