With Jonathan D. Sellitto ‘01 Abbey Culinary Arts Club members unable to leave campus for gastronomic experiences this year, Mrs. Bonin and Mr. Calisto decided to bring the gastronomic experiences to them. So last summer, they chose to help the Rhode Island community by focusing on POC restaurant owners who generously allowed cameras into their kitchens and gamely answered questions about their culture, food, and fulfillment of their American dream. Mrs. Bonin and Mr. Calisto created mini-documentaries of chefs cooking their specialties, which included baked goods along with savory Jamaican, Cambodian, Mexican, Indian, Jewish, and Belgian-Congolese dishes. Because editing took the better part of the year, they began showing the videos this spring to the members, sharing with them the food they saw created on the screen. Food, as usual, continues to bring people together.
You can watch the videos on the club's website here