It’s one thing to cook a nice dish, but styling it like a pro is a whole other challenge. London-based food and prop stylist, Frankie Unsworth, will teach you how it’s done. Her recent book The New Art of Cooking includes all the little preparation, cooking, and serving details that make a difference to the end result.
Aside from being a prop stylist, Unsworth is also a home economist, recipe writer, and tester, so you know she means business. Her clients include Penguin Random House, Twinings, BBC Worldwide, The Guardian, The Times, and Pret a Manger.
“One of the inspiring parts of my job is spending time in prop houses surrounded by all the beautifully curated collections,” shared Unsworth in an interview with Khoollect. “I love rooting through these collections with a brief in mind and bringing the vision together,” she adds.
Her work tends to take her around the world, and Unsworth has lived in many different countries, including England, France, Italy, Australia, and Argentina (which translates into many sources of inspiration). “My wanderlust was inspired by my parents,” she says, “who pulled me and my sister out of school for a year when I was seven and bought the family a round-the-world ticket. I think their boldness rubbed off on me and gave me the guts to move around as much as I did in my 20s. From a food perspective, all the traveling has definitely influenced me and given me a greater knowledge of different cuisines and customs.”
You’d want to follow her on Instagram.