Like fellow chef Enrico, Frankie’s cooking journey began in Italy with her family, where her grandmother was a significant influence. “My education gave me a lot of inspiration too – studying art and comics has given me a powerful imagination. I also like to watch the best French pastry chefs at work, as it gives me the motivation to create something similar.” However, Frankie still believes in the cooking style of her grandmother: “Even if it isn’t perfect, it needs to be tasty. Cooking should always be about thinking of someone else, otherwise it is only preparing for a meal. My grandmother also used to say to me, ‘Don’t measure, use the feeling’, but that may not be the way to go for beginners!” Frankie’s tip for beginner bakers is to use eggs at room temperature, and always sift the flour. More tips like these will be revealed in one of Frankie’s recipes, to be released soon.