For Padma Lakshmi, exercise isn't just something she does to stay in shape. It's also a way to stay grounded, focused, and in tune with herself. "The mental benefits I get from exercise [...] far surpasses any physical benefit," she wrote in one Instagram post. As such, the "Top Chef" star keeps a rigorous fitness regimen, sometimes working out seven days a week according to Parade. But while Lakshmi is known to lift weights, ask her what her favorite exercise is and she'd likely give one definitive answer: boxing.
Hillary Clinton, Padma Lakshmi Slam Texas Governor's Statement on Baby Formula Shortage and Migrant Children
Hillary Clinton and Padma Lakshmi are among those weighing in on Texas Gov. Greg Abbott's statement chiding the Biden administration for providing baby formula to immigrant children amid a nationwide shortage. Abbott stirred controversy on Thursday, when he released a joint statement with the National Border Patrol Council (a labor...
For all the swimming movement of New York City's busiest subway stations and sidewalks, there's almost always one party standing still amidst the chaos: street vendors. Depending on the day, underground commuters might find everything from flowers to artwork to chocolates for sale, but one of the most recognizable members of the city's subterranean marketplace is the person selling sliced mangos and other fresh fruit from a cart. Without a food vending permit, however, these merchants set up shop at the risk of paying a fine to the city, which can cost as much as $1,000 a pop, according to the Street Vendor Project. Sometimes, unlicensed vendors have to pay even stronger consequences.
Imagine that you're out on your weekly grocery shop and need to buy enough bananas to last you until the next one. The only problem is that half of the bananas are probably going to turn brown long before you get round to eating them. This is because, like most fruits, bananas have a short window of optimal ripeness. You can be storing unripe green bananas one day and before you know it, they have turned to an off-putting brown. Wait too long and you've entirely missed the small window of perfectly yellow bananas!
Bravo's Top Chef Season 19 contestants have certainly faced their fair share of culinary challenges while vying for the top title in Houston. But one cheftestant, in particular, had to contend with a struggle unlike any other, and undoubtedly one most difficult for a chef, as Jackson Kalb competed this season without an ability to taste or smell, long-term side effects after contracting COVID-19 only weeks prior to the competition.
It's been an eventful season of Top Chef so far — with one contestant losing his taste and smell weeks before the competition and another making it through six rounds on Last Chance Kitchen — but one episode is especially close to Padma Lakshmi's heart. The longtime host...
Padma Lakshmi is an Indian-American activist, author, blogger, model, actress, and television host whose career has been celebrated for decades. She's hosted a variety of food shows, including Hulu's "Taste the Nation," Food Network's "Padma's Passport," and Bravo's "Top Chef," and the latter has earned her two Emmy nominations. Her vocation revolves around discovering foods from around the world and sharing their vibrant histories and impacts on culture. Lakshmi is also a fiercely outspoken advocate for various causes and organizations, especially those involving women's rights, race relations, and immigration.
Top Chef host Padma Lakshmi isn’t afraid to roll up her sleeves and get fully involved in the kitchen. So when she did just that and exposed scars on her arms, Bravo viewers questioned how she got them. She has led the way for the cooking competition since season...
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On Saturday, April 23, Kristen Rauh had a problem. She liked cooking cauliflower, but the vindaloo she'd been using to spice it had grown too familiar. She needed something to ... spice things up. "I feel like @PadmaLakshmi would have some great suggestions for how to mix up the seasoning on my roasted cauliflower," she wrote on Twitter.
One of our favorite internet occurrences is when we find out that celebrities are fans of each other, just like we are of them. For instance, Food Network star Sunny Anderson is always giving social media shout-outs to fellow chef Bobby Flay, and Ina Garten has a friendship with Taylor Swift. But now, it would seem that Garten is on the receiving end of the fandom, as Padma Lakshmi just re-shared a funny TikTok video of an Ina Garten impersonator. The "Top Chef" host even tagged Garten in the video on Instagram so she could be in on the joke.
"Top Chef" host, author, and activist Padma Lakshmi is no stranger to philanthropy. She founded the Endometriosis Foundation of America in 2009, which is a "nonprofit organization dedicated to combating endometriosis through advocacy, targeted research, education, and increasing awareness," (via Endofound). She started this foundation after unknowingly having the disease since she was a teenager, with the help of the only doctor who took her symptoms as seriously as she did: Dr. Seckin. "I didn't want the next generation of women to go through what I went through, to feel betrayed by their own bodies or to feel alone," Lakshmi told Endofound.
If there's one duo you might not have been expecting a "hashtag-collab" from in 2022, it's probably Padma Lakshmi and Stephen King. One is an ex-supermodel who was born in India and raised in the U.S., where she has been steadily winning hearts, minds, and stomachs since her debut on Food Network and subsequent entrepreneurism, activism, and food writing. The latter is a white, bespectacled gentleman from Portland, Maine, who is pushing 75 and continues to make his living scaring the pants off of anyone brave enough to pick up any one of the novels he has penned, which include but are not limited to "The Shining," "Thinner," and "Carrie" (all of which have been made into super-creepy movies).
Every region is known for dishing out the best of something, be it New England clam chowder, Texas barbecue, or Los Angeles burgers. When it comes to pizza, Americans are quick to point out the difference between Chicago-style and New York-style pizza, but most people wouldn't think to single out the 'za west of the Mississippi. Sure, you can find good pizza in most U.S. cities, but the best slices will likely be imitations of the classic styles.
Padma Lakshmi gave viewers a fun tour of the Top Chef kitchen ahead of Thursday's episode. Spoiler alert: It's just as well-stocked as you'd think. In an Instagram video, Lakshmi, 51, started by traipsing through the produce section. Among a bounty of squash and eggplant alike, she pointed out some lemongrass and kumquats.
As the host of Bravo's hit competition "Top Chef," Padma Lakshmi knows her way around good food. Every season of the show, she eats dozens of dishes prepared by the country's best chefs, which she revealed in The Hollywood Reporter is the equivalent of 5,000 to 8,000 calories a day during filming. Off set, the food Lakshmi typically eats in a day is carefully prepared and errs on the side of healthy. She starts her mornings with tea and eggs, enjoys small portions of snacks throughout the day, and makes sure to keep the focus on fruits and vegetables with every meal.
Padma Lakshmi and her daughter Krishna are having fun in the sun!. On Monday, the Top Chef host, 51, shared a video on Instagram of the pair flying through the air on a rope swing and dropping into the water below at a beach in Hawaii. She included a clip of her walking along the water holding hands with her daughter.
Adding a salad to your meal is a fast way you can try to bump up its nutrition, making sure you get some added fiber, hydration, and vitamins at your meal. But using the same store-bought salad dressing every time isn't just boring — it can also add tons of sodium, sugar, and cheap oil to your meal. When people find out what's really in their salad dressing, they may decide to make it from scratch, but not every DIY salad dressing recipe is made equally. Luckily, Padma Lakshmi just shared her tip for making memorable salad dressing, and all it takes are a few drops of her secret ingredient to transform a classic vinaigrette.
Padma Lakshmi Makes a Chic Splash in Pink Python Bikini With Daughter & Takes Flight in Espadrille Sneakers
Padma Lakshmi took to Instagram yesterday to share footage of herself enjoying a trip to Hawaii. In the quick clip, the “Top Chef” host could be seen indulging in a break from work and spending time in a luxury pool. Going for a colorful look, the 51-year-old television personality showed off a pink string bikini featuring a python print. “New perfume? No, just chlorine and the Hawai’i breeze. Hanging by the pool 💦,” she captioned the post.
Who doesn't love leftovers? Whether they're from an evening out at your favorite restaurant or made up of the remaining components of a big holiday meal, something about knowing that there's a clamshell box or Tupperware container filled with food from last night's dinner sitting in the refrigerator just makes the day a little bit better. As an added bonus, the Institute of Food Technologists reports that some dishes will actually taste better on day two due to flavor-enhancing chemical reactions that occur once the cooking process is finished. Score!
Padma Lakshmi’s daughter Krishna is growing up fast! The Top Chef host recently shared an update on her daughter, revealing that the 12-year-old is about to mark an “exciting” milestone. Padma shared what Krishna is up to these days in a brief audio catch-up in her newsletter...