Let me start by saying Inspired should be the appropriate word for the Gloria Gemma event . My day started with a train ride to one of the prettiest and smallest cities Providence ,RI. The city is so clean the people are so nice and the food is great.. The area where Brown university is so charming I could definitely live in this little city that’s for sure. I check into the Renaissance hotel which happens to be my favorite hotel in that city Right across the street is the state building another gorgeous building where this event is taking place there is live music and a ton of tents set up for all kind s of retailers and awareness booths and a stage for me to cook on thanks to RI kitchen and bath. I had two demos to do the first demo I thought appropriate to cook sexy Mussels I am in r i after all and well these breast cancer survivors are sexy as hell. the second demo I made seared scallops with butternut squash purée and balsamic reduction the best thing again about this demo was the people I had a chance to meet.The stories I heard the strength and courage I saw in these people was so inspiring and contagious ..after the demos there was a Water fire !! An event that this charming city does regularly they have these fire pits that run through the river and gondolas going down the river ! Italian opera is just blasting through the city the event is so romantic but on this night the city turned pink and torches along with the fires in the water were lit and the state building also turned pin with words like hope,courage,strength were illuminated on the building. Every event that I am lucky enough to do I learn more and more about the human spirit and just how beautiful it is ..GO visit Providence!!!!