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Padma Lakshmi's Red Stripe Beer Chicken

Serious Eats Nick Kindelsperger 5 comments

Hearty, simple, and lovingly rough around the edges, this is exactly the recipe one would not expect to find in Padma Lakshmi's Tangy Tart Hot and Sweet. It's a chicken cooked in a whole lot of Red Stripe beer. It looks like a mess, and I was ready to hate it, but it works. More

Insert 'Bun in Oven' Joke Here: Padma Lakshmi Is Pregnant

Adam Kuban 11 comments

Padma Lakshmi, host of Top Chef, is pregnant in what her doctor is calling a "medical miracle"—Lakshmi, 39, suffers from endometriosis, "a medical condition in which the uterus' lining grows in other areas of the body, causing pain, irregular bleeding and possible infertility."... More

Padma Lakshmi: Now a Music Video Star

Adam Kuban 5 comments

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

Groundbreaking Diet Tips from the 'New York Times'

New York Carey Jones 8 comments

See Padma box. Photo from the NYT In a predictably high-concept, low-payoff ditty, today's New York Times Fitness section includes a piece titled "Staying Fit When Eating Is Your Job"—surveying a vast panel of experts amounting to, well, Top Chef... More

Padma Lakshmi May Star in Food-Centric Sitcom on NBC

Erin Zimmer 9 comments

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

Serious Heat: Padma Spices Things Up With Chili Honey Butter

Serious Eats Andrea Lynn 16 comments

Editor's note: On Thursdays, Andrea Lynn, associate editor of Chile Pepper Magazine, drops by with Serious Heat. Chile Honey Butter on toast In the beginning (back before it was one GladWare commercial after another), I was a raging Top Chef... More

In Videos: Padma Lakshmi's Bacon Western Thickburger Commercial

A Hamburger Today Robyn Lee 14 comments

Top Chef judge Padma Lakshmi's Carl's Jr. / Hardee's commercial for their Bacon Western Thickburger is out with intense food porn-y results. Watch the video after the jump.... More

Top Chef's Padma Lakshmi to Star in Hardee's Hamburger Commercial

A Hamburger Today Adam Kuban 15 comments

People.com Wow. Top Chef's Padma Lakshmi is doing an ad for Hardee's Bacon Western Thickburger. From People.com: "I think it's a beautiful love song to food," Lakshmi says of her new ad. "I think eating in itself is the... More

Padma Seductively Eats a Soft Pretzel

Erin Zimmer 6 comments

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

Emily Koh 5 comments

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

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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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