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    Member since Aug 2003

    Chef #101391

    From Bakersfield

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    About Me

    I was born to John and Barbara Messmore, Mothers maiden name of Rupe, My family roots are from Kentucky, We moved to Chicago, Ill. when I was 2yrs of age so I consider that to be where Im from.

    I lived half of my life there then my family moved to west to San Francisco, Ca. and thats when my life really began, I never learned so much about life as I did living there, It was a melting pot of people, I grew up during the "LOVE" era where it seemed that everyone shared everything with eachother,Kinda like here at Zaar, There were no expectations, no demands and it seemed that life was slower and full of energy, I miss that today.

    I started cooking at the age if 15 learning from my Grandmother "Bertha Rupe" She was a Manager of an apartment building in San Francisco on the corner of "Post & Polk" Street where all the old ladies just thought I was so "Cute" a lot of my recipes as I can remember them come from all of them.

    Later in 1971 at the age of 17 I joined the Navy and thats where most of my culinary training came from, I was a cook on my ship the "USS KIRK DE-1087" Whats weird is that the building address on post and polk was 1087, It was a Destroyer Escort to the Carrier "Kitty Hawk", I cooked for a crew of about 300, Its funny, when I got out and cooked for friends and family I could'nt keep from making a lot of food.

    I now reside in Bakersfield, Ca. where I met my love of my life online, I lived in San Jose at the time with my younger brother Mark and his family, We met and fell in love so I moved here, I just have to say tis "The things we do for love"

    Ive been here for 5 years now and I hate this city with a passion, Its hell in the summer but winters here are ok, However THERE IS NOTHING HERE! and the drivers in this town do not know what a stop sign means, Anyone out there that has driven here knows what Im talkin about.

    I now am on disability due to a heart transplan in 2000, I do most of the cooking here, The GF's son in law loves my Pizza.

    My GF and her daughter has started a bead business making Magnetic Hematite necklaces, Thier really kool lookin' You can see them on the website Im building for them: "The Northeast Shop.Com"

    Favorite Foods

    There are so many favorites, I love most all kinds of food except curry, You can keep that stuff.

    Some of the greatest recipes I found to be here on Zaar, I'm kind of a meat and potatoes guy, I love my Ribeyes, However I do enjoy Grilled foods best, I tried a recipe from Dancer called Honey Salmon
    Recipe #4682, It was the best tasting salmon I have ever had, I also love Pizza.

    I have tried all sorts of dough recipes and found that the one adapted from several recipes was the best for me, Now I make em' at least once a week, Mu adopted Brother-in law is very picky when it comes to his pizza, He fell in love with mine and won't ever order out again, Thats why I offer my Pizza Stone on my website for others to try the recipe and see what thier missin'.

    Need a Pizza Stones? If anyone wants a good homemade pizza with a crispy crust. You can order it and other cooking stuff at:
    "The Galley Guy.Com"

    Lookin' for love in all the wrong places, I just bought a new website where you can meet that someone special or just make friends its called: "Bakersfield Matchmaker.Com"

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