Tradeskills tend to be a moving target when you write about them, so I'm going to start with a links to a couple of the best sites I've found so far.
Niami Denmother has had crafting items named for her (Denmother's Trailmix for example), she is active in all the testing and betas and this is her site:
Then there is the tradeskill area at
Don't put it down. People who post there are actually trying to get bugs fixed or find out if things are a bug and so on. Yes some of them are there to complain, but doesn't the squeaky wheel get the grease, as my Mom used to say?
Wait..Mom always told me to shut up when I got squeaky. Hmmm.... Anyway, there is lots of good info if you can handle sifting through the forums.