'Padma Lakshmi' on Serious Eats

Padma Lakshmi: Now a Music Video Star

Padma Lakshmi is now a music video star. Here, after the jump, her turn in Eels' "The Look You Give That Guy" has her on a dinner date with the band's Mark Oliver Everett. Be sure to watch to the end. There's a twist.... More

Padma Lakshmi May Star in Food-Centric Sitcom on NBC

Top Chef host Padma Lakshmi may be on television an extra half-hour every week. According to Variety, she would star in an NBC sitcom as a woman working in the culinary world. Possible title: Single Serving. Lakshmi's acting credits also include the ABC miniseries The Ten Commandments, her role as Sylk in Mariah Carey's Glitter, and her turn in a racy burger commercial.... More

Padma Seductively Eats a Soft Pretzel

In the new promo for the season five of Top Chef, judge Padma Lakshmi slowly gnaws on her pretzel near the New York subway map. She also throws around a pair of whisks, again, as if she has a dirty little secret. The ad, after the jump.... More

Padma Lakshmi Developing New 'Cooking and Entertaining' Show

The Los Angeles Times profiles Top Chef host Padma Lakshmi, glossing over her past as a former model and actress who made the transition to cookbook author, and now as a judge on the popular Bravo TV series. She also drops the news that she's developing a new show where "a group of fun, eclectic people come over to her house for a dinner party; we watch her prep, get ready and guests arrive and eat; maybe someone plays music."... More

Mama Ruth Reichl and Mama Padma Lakshmi

How do Gourmet editor in chief Ruth Reichl and Top Chef judge Padma Lakshmi feel about their mothers? At the recent Women in Communications' Matrix Awards in New York, Reichl said, "I wake up every morning grateful not to be my mother. Grateful, in fact, not to be any of the women of her generation." Lakshmi, on the other hand, wasn't as concerned with former gender barriers. She walked up to the podium with her mouth full (would her mom be proud of that?) declaring, "I'm living my mother's dream. I sit on my ass, I eat, and I talk."... More

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