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Florence Knight is definitely one of my heroines. At 26, the girl has an impressive list of accomplishments, not least having been made head chef at London restaurant Polpetto (supposedly reopening in November). As a fellow shorty, I warmed to her as soon as I read her quote on the challenges of being taken seriously in a male dominated profession: ‘people underestimate me because I’m 5ft 2in and look reasonably young,’ she stated. Knight, however, clearly has what it takes to succeed, and has recently published a cookbook: One, A Cook and Her Cupboard, which is a fascinating read as well as having delicious recipes. Highly recommended! – Miranda