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Padma Lakshmi          

Host of Bravo's "Top Chef"

Emmy-nominated Padma Lakshmi is internationally known as an actress, food expert, model, and award-winning author, as well as the recipient of the 2016 NECO Ellis Island Medal of Honor. Lakshmi was nominated for an Emmy Award for her role as host and judge on Bravo’s Emmy award-winning Top Chef, where she also serves as an executive producer. The show has just filmed its 14th season.

Lakshmi has established herself as a food expert, hosting successful cooking shows and writing the best-selling cookbooks Easy Exotic and Tangy, Tart, Hot & Sweet. Her memoir, The New York Times best-selling Love, Loss and What We Ate, was released in March 2016. She released The Encyclopedia of Spices & Herbs in October of 2016. In addition, Lakshmi is a savvy businesswoman with multiple companies of her own, including her home décor line, The Padma Collection, and Padma’s Easy Exotic, a collection of frozen rices, lentils and other culinary products.

She is also co-founder of the Endometriosis Foundation of America. The EFA has educated over 16,000 teens on this devastating illness.

Speech Topics

Eating The World

Padma Lakshmi shares her philosophy on eating: the world is getting bigger and smaller at the same time; the United States is a microcosm of this trend—a place where the palate has become more adventurous, and where we are all a little bit Chinese, a little bit Mexican, a little bit Indian. A brilliant chef in her own right, and the author of two best-selling cookbooks, Lakshmi is an arbiter of taste and style worldwide.


Padma Lakshmi: Mother's Day is a Thanksgiving of spring | Fox News

When it comes to Mother's day celebrations, everyone loves the delicious and bountiful tradition of brunch. Padma Lakshmi, the beautiful host of Bravo's "Top ...

Beyond ‘Top Chef’: Padma Lakshmi offers revealing, personal memoir

“Top Chef” judge Padma Lakshmi’s memoir “Love, Loss, and What We Ate” is much more than a guide to healthful eating. She appears in Seattle on March 14 at Town Hall.

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Watch: Padma Lakshmi teaches Ellen DeGeneres how to cook Thayir Sadam

Indian-born actress, chef, author and model, Padma Lakshmi is a quite popular cook and anchor for her TV show, Top Chef.

She recently appeared on the The Ellen DeGeneres Show to talk about her new book Love, Loss, and What We Ate: A Memoir.

'Love, Loss' And Spicy Pickles In Padma Lakshmi's New Memoir : NPR

Top Chef host Padma Lakshmi grew up hunting for jars of fiery Indian pickles in her ... She writes about food and family in her new memoir, Love, Loss and What  ...

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