“Top Chef” host Padma Lakshmi stopped by our H&M studios in Times Square to talk with AJ Calloway about her new memoir “Love, Loss and What We Ate.” In the book she’s candid about the happy times and the ugly times in her life.
“It is about family, it is about food, it is a food memoir…
Her father was a executive with the pharmaceutical company, Pfizer.
Her half-sister formerly worked as an actress and classical dancer but is now pursuing a career working with children with special needs.
She's gorgeous, successful and has an adorable daughter—but when it comes to her dating life, Padma Lakshmi says that's a low priority.
Her debut cookbook Easy Exotic won her the "Best First Book" award at the 1999 Gourmand World Cookbook Awards.
She has been the host of the US reality television program Top Chef since season two in 2006, for which she received a nomination for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Host for a Reality or Reality-Competition Program.
"I date a lot less as a single mom—I'll tell you that!
" Padma tells judge was linked to actor Richard Gere, but now that she's single, she's making her daughter a priority."As you get older, I think it's harder to meet the right person," she says."You just want to be careful because you have family." For now, Padma is content raisin her 4-year-old Krishna—and getting her prepped for Halloween.I didn’t want any other young girl to go through what I went through and I don’t want young girls to think it’s their fault.” Padma revealed that once she is done with her book tour she will film the new season of “Top Chef.” Afterward, she’s looking forward to some down time with Krishna.is an Indian-born American author, actress, model, television host and executive producer."I didn't want to be in a serious relationship.