Annapolis Creed: Enduring Classic Recipes---Coming Soon
Cooking is Therapy
I can’t wait to unwind during the weekends and holidays after the morning walk with my favorite food taster my dog “Tommie.”
At the end of a long workday, one of my favorite ways to unwind is by slicing and dicing vegetables for dinner. The steady chop, chop, chop of my knife against the cutting board quiets my mind and soothes my soul. Cooking is meditation with the promise of a good meal afterward.
Avid cooks have long recognized the therapeutic power of kitchen time. “Preparing a meal is unlike anything else I do in the course of a day because it is a nourishing personal event which focuses upon getting me to slow down.
Culinary therapy is being used as part of treatments for a wide range of mental and behavioral conditions but I use it to quiet my mind and soothe my soul. Three years ago a recent graduate from our high school struggled with math and through helping her overcome her fears about mathematics we jointly discovered different ways to solve problems about area and perimeter using relevant connections to the student’s favorite meals. Even today I still anchor learning to something within a student’s life. Cooking for family brings me joy. Over the past four decades I have perfected some classic recipes and finally I have the opportunity to put them into print to pass down to friends and family. Each recipe has a short story attached and lesson's learned about our cooking experiences, reading, and teaching. My wife Joyce is co-author on this next book in the making.
Dr. Jordan B smith jr.
I attended the U. S. Naval Academy from 1972-1976 earning a B.S. in Mathematics. Served 20 years both active and reserve in the US Marines. Veteran of the Desert Shield/Storm. I earned a MAED and Ed D. specializing in curriculum and instruction from the University of Phoenix in 2015. I graduated from CBC High School in Clayton, MO in 1972.