A Love Affair with Frankie’s Pizza • By Cesar A. Becerra • Book design by Cindy Seip

About the book: Is it possible to find love in a toasty square slice of pizza? Cesar Becerra thinks so. His shadowing of Miami’s Gourmet Pizza King Frank Paquarella in 1995 proves it. Frankie’s Pizza has survived hurricanes, development, half-hour delivery competitors and the ever-rising fast pace of modern life.

Still it sits on the same corner in Western Dade County as it did on Valentine’s Day in 1955, when Frank and Doreen Pasquarella began baking their pizza.

With more than 40 photos and countless behind-the-scenes anecdotes, this book will all but allow readers to taste a square slice of award-winning culinary heaven.

About book designer Cindy Seip: Born with a crayon in one hand and camera in the other, Cindy Seip has never ventured far from her creative instincts. Through the years, her creative side took hair pin turns, but always finished with a checkered flag.

As an “A+” student in art, it was her 12th grade art teacher, Mr. Popovitch, that set her on a professional course in design introducing her to the Ft. Lauderdale Art Institute. There, she would earn her degree in Advertising Design.

She began her career at the Miami Herald Tropic Magazine and later started her own design + underwater portrait photography business.

 Over the years Seip has amassed an impressive client list with some high profile names like, Sony, Nasdaq, Ericsson, Blue Cross Blue Shield, AvMed, Miami International Book Fair, Breakthrough Miami and many more. Her accolades reflect her keen eye for design.

Seip resides in sunny Miami with her husband, Miami Herald Photojournalist, Al Diaz, two great kids and a cute Wheaten Terrier named Amanda Bubbles.