Padma Lakshmi

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    November 26, 2014
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    May 16, 2014

    Mario Batali and Pat LaFrieda Want You to Dine Out and Save Lives With (RED)

    From June 1 through June 10, EAT (RED). DRINK (RED). SAVE LIVES is teaming up with chefs, restaurants, bars, and food trucks to fight AIDS and raise money for the medications that keep HIV patients alive and prevent transfer of the virus to babies in utero. Food and drink vendors all over the world ... More >>

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    February 4, 2013

    I Was Tossed Out Of The Friars Club The Other Night

    I'd been invited to cover a competition whereby three comics were going to roast cookbook author and Salman Rushdie's ex, Padma Lakshmi, as if she were curried butternut squash and chickpeas. My friend and I got there and sat around the foyer waiting for the roasting room to open up, but the public ... More >>

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    December 14, 2012

    Marilyn Hagerty Guest Judged Top Chef, Didn't Know it Aired

    Remember Marilyn Hagerty? She wrote that lovely restaurant review of the Olive Garden in Grand Forks, North Dakota. The article went viral, even though she recently admitted that she didn't know what viral meant. The small town food writer was a guest judge on Wednesday's episode of Top Chef , but ... More >>

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    October 3, 2012

    More Guy Fieri Bashing, Michael Anthony at Yale

    Anthony Bourdain called Guy Fieri's new restaurant a "terror-dome." He blamed Fieri for "single-handedly turning the neighborhood into the 'Ed Hardy district,'" and mused that the sunglasses-wearing chef "set back spelling two decades." [Sirius XM] The guys over at Big Gay Ice Cream also visited F ... More >>

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    April 9, 2012

    What's Happening This Week: Oysters and Beer, April Bloomfield Cooking Demo

    Hear Padma Lakshmi and Amanda Hesser discuss gender roles in the kitchen at the 92 Y on April 9 at 8:15 p.m. Adam Gopnik will moderate. Tickets are $29. Pair beer with East and West Coast oysters at Brooklyn Brewery on April 10 at 8 p.m. Tickets are $45 in advance and $55 at the door. Mark Bittm ... More >>

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    February 10, 2012

    New York Fashion Week Fall 2012: Model Turned Away at Monika Chiang, Susan Sarandon at Costello Tagliapietra, High Drama at Tadashi Shoji

    Fashion Week has quickly gone from exhilarating momentum to a slow-motion punch in the gut--and it's just started. Each season we look forward to this one week of pure fashion craziness, in which we always manage to RSVP to too many fashion shows (usually overlapping), continuously loading up our M ... More >>

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    November 9, 2011
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    September 15, 2011

    Padma Paid to Get Off Stage; Olive Garden and Red Lobster to Cut Salt, Calories

    ​Padma Lakshmi, who hosted The Moth's storytelling event at Cooper Union Tuesday night, was reportedly paid to get off the stage due to a "grating" performance. [NY Post] The Olive Garden, Red Lobster, and others are hopping on Michelle Obama's healthy-eating bandwagon and pledging to reduce ... More >>

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    September 15, 2011

    Dog or Girl? Padma Lakshmi Stars in Eels Video

    Padma Lakshmi has enjoyed one of the more unusual food-themed careers, ascending from a couple of lackluster shows on the Food Network and a rather mediocre cookbook to being the doyenne of Top Chef - and the hatchet-woman, too, whose icy words and placid demeanor often spell disaster for the cont ... More >>

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    September 12, 2011

    What's Happening This Week: Foodie Storytelling, West Village Tasting

    Our weekly dining and drinking newsletter features all the hottest epicurean events in the city. Sign up for it here! Moth Eaten: Adventures in Food The Great Hall at Cooper Union at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, September 13 The Moth's monthly StorySLAM goes foodie this time around with an evening of gastro- ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 20, 2011

    Brad Pitt and Other Celebs Shilled for Food Before They Were Famous

    George Clooney might be well-known as the face of Nespresso, and the image of Padma Lakshmi munching away at Burger King is forever ingrained in the minds of fourteen-year-old boys. Other celebrities have endorsed food products, too...only in roles before they hit stardom. The Daily Meal has a fun ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 11, 2011

    Frito-Lay Tops Food Truck Promos with Times Square Test Kitchen

    Lay's launches a test kitchen in a marquee, naturally.​Frito-Lay is going one better than the seemingly endless list of companies using food trucks to promote their brands. Instead of driving around town spreading the word on snacks like Lay's, SunChips, and Tostitos, it's parking itself right ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 6, 2011

    Hell's Kitchen Is Hot; Sandra Lee to Launch Kitchen Line

    ​Increased food prices have begun to affect diners directly, with restaurants like Per Se and 'wichcraft raising their menu prices. [Wall Street Journal] A group of women at Bravo were said to be bitching about the special treatment Top Chef's Padma Lakshmi gets. (This is news?) [NY Post] He ... More >>

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    January 27, 2011

    Girl Scout Cookies Going Extinct; Little Italy Is Back

    ​Padma Lakshmi's custody battle with baby-daddy Adam Dell is heating up as Dell reveals the Top Chef mom had hoped billionaire Teddy Forstmann was Krishna's biological father. [NY Post] Gabriel Stulman of Joseph Leonard, Jeffrey's Grocery, and now Fedora has created not only a series of popul ... More >>

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    January 26, 2011

    Padma Lakshmi in Krishna Custody Battle

    Albert Michael/StartraksHoly Krishna! It's a fight over baby.​The happy image of Padma and child may be at odds with the custody battle surrounding the 11-month-old Krishna. Per the New York Post, baby daddy Adam Dell is suing Padma Lakshmi for custody of their baby, whom he reportedly only ge ... More >>

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    January 4, 2011

    A Look Back at the Top Stories of 2010

    Albert Michael/StartraksBaby porn​ Sure, sure, a new year is now upon us, but as we usher in 2011, let's take a quick look down memory lane to see what stories reigned supreme on Fork in the Road in 2010. Come relive the year of Padma, the Pizzacone, and eating in Times Square.

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    November 19, 2010

    The Barneys Food (Network)-Themed Holiday Windows: Some Pictures

    ​Mario Batali's decapitated head is surrounded by a garnish of Crocs. On Tuesday, Barneys unveiled its much-anticipated food-themed holiday windows. Inscribed with the command "Have a Foodie Holiday," the three tableau offer an assemblage of 70 Food Network "personalities," chefs, and assort ... More >>

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    November 3, 2010

    50 Reasons to Be Pretty Damn Euphoric You Live in New York City

    ​Sometimes life seems hard here -- the crowds, the expense, the 24-hour-living-and-working lifestyle...But then there are days, like yesterday, when we're ever so glad we live in New York City. Like when much of the rest of the nation goes a reddish color of Tea Party, and we stick to coffee a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 1, 2010

    Padma Lakshmi and Her Baby: Here's Another Picture

    If our weekly blog numbers reports are anything to go by, people still can't seem to get enough of that photo of Padma Lakshmi with her newborn daughter. So here's another one.

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    September 15, 2010
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    September 14, 2010

    Top Chef:Just Desserts Actually Looks...Good

    Bravo​Maybe it's because we're so worn down by this season of Top Chef -- which blessedly will be put out of our misery tomorrow night -- but its spin-off, Top Chef: Just Desserts, actually looks like it might potentially, hopefully, possibly be pretty good. Maybe even good, period.

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    June 3, 2010

    Padma and Friends Declare Food Television Safe for Consumption

    Keith WagstaffCulinary types discuss culinary television programming.​Michael Pollan's New York Times article "Out of the Kitchen, Onto the Couch" hung heavily over the "Food on the Tube: How TV Shapes the Way We Think About Food" talk Tuesday night at the 92nd Street Y. In attendance: Padma L ... More >>

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    February 22, 2010

    Hairy Krishna! Padma Bestows Baby Girl Upon the World

    Padma is now Padma plus one.​ This past Saturday night, as the earth continued its inexorable turn around its axis, Padma Lakshmi brought forth a baby girl named Krishna into the world. Like her mother, the infant is also named after a Hindu deity (although Krishna is a god, not a goddess): Un ... More >>

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    February 2, 2010

    Slashfood Serves Up Some Cheesecake

    Say 'cheesecake'!​ Slashfood's gone and singled out 10 lusty ladies for its 10 Hottest Women in the Food Industry list. Looking at the list, the "food industry" designation seems a bit inaccurate.

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    February 1, 2010

    Padma Probably Having Girl-Child

    Nursing mothers need plenty of iron.​ Three days after reporting that Padma Lakshmi was impregnated by a venture capitalist, Page Six claims to know the gender of the wee bairn.

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    January 11, 2010

    What's Happening This Week: Blue Cheeses & Portraits from the Bar

    Our weekly dining and drinking newsletter features all the coolest epicurean events in the city. Sign up for it here! The The Joy of Cheese: Classic Blues and Beers To Match d.b.a. Brooklyn January 12 What better way to cure those winter blues than with blue cheese? The first Joy of Cheese event of ... More >>

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    January 4, 2010

    What's Happening This Week: Food World Celebrities Talk Shop; Fox Holds Auditions for New Gordon Ramsay Show

    Our weekly dining and drinking newsletter features all the coolest epicurean events in the city. Sign up for it here! Word of Mouth: Online Media and The Future of Food Writing Housing Works Used Bookstore Cafe January 7 Housing Works is known for its intimate concerts and eclectic selection of use ... More >>

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    December 18, 2009

    Pepsi Shuns Super Bowl XLIV; Padma Lakshmi Among People's 'Most Intriguing'

    ​Only 91 contaminants of the 60,000 chemicals used in the U.S. are regulated by the Safe Drinking Water Act, which means that a number communities' drinking water may be legal, but laced with cancer-causing agents. [NY Times] The White House vegetable garden has been planted for the winter wi ... More >>

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    November 13, 2009

    Pregnant Padma Guests on 30 Rock

    Padma Lakshmi demonstrated her acting skills once again on NBC's 30 Rock last night. "Men always tell me I'm very funny," she confesses to Jack Donaghy. So, whatever happened to those sitcom plans?

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    October 21, 2009

    FDA Questions How Smart 'Smart Choices' Is; Matchboxes Make a Comeback

    ​Salman Rushdie is, allegedly, still obsessed with ex-wife, Padma Lakshmi, according to his ex-girlfriend, actress Pia Glenn. She said he could talk about the Top Chef host "day and night." [NY Post] Mill Basin Kosher Deli is celebrating its 36th year in business with discounts through the en ... More >>

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    October 2, 2009

    The Blogroll Gazette: The Vendy Effect & What Will Padma's Baby Look Like?

    This week in food blogs... Eat Me Daily noticed a food corp-funded ad that asks "When did the Big Apple become Big Brother?" meant as a response to the city's "Pouring on the Pounds" ads. The Food Section discovered that Kraft has hired a team of mom-bloggers to come up with Velveeta recipes. A H ... More >>

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    October 1, 2009

    Padma Lakshmi With Child

    ​Here's another good reason for Padma Lakshmi to lay off undercooked ceviche: Us Weekly is reporting that she's pregnant. Lakshmi's struggled with endometriosis, a condition that sometimes leads to infertility, so her publicist is referring to the pregnancy as "nothing short of a modern miracl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 3, 2009

    Our 10 Best: Reasons to Hate 'Top Chef'

    ​ ​Here's why we thought this was going to be the Season of the Beard, and that excessive tattoos would be banished forever. Were we ever wrong! Yes, we watch Top Chef obsessively. We can't help it. But we hate ourselves the next morning, and here are the reasons why, in reverse order. ... More >>

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    August 6, 2009

    Staying In Shape When You Eat All Day: Fork in the Road Tells All

    Probably inspired by Frank Bruni's soon-to-be-published book about his struggles with eating disorders, The Times runs a piece today about how people who eat for a living manage to stay in shape. It focuses on Padma Lakshmi, who shoots Top Chef for five weeks at a time, and then goes on a "food deto ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 28, 2009

    Lakshmi to Remain on 'Top Chef'

    ​TV Guide brings news that Padma Lakshmi will not be leaving Top Chef after all. Last week, Variety reported that Lakshmi had signed on to do her own cooking-themed sitcom, tentatively titled Single Serving. But Lakshmi told TV Guide that while she "will have a recurring role in [the show]...I ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 20, 2009

    Padma Lakshmi to Leave 'Top Chef'

    BravoOut of the frying pan, into the fire: Variety is reporting that Padma Lakshmi will be leaving Top Chef after its sixth season for her own sitcom on NBC. The show will reportedly "star Lakshmi as a woman working in the culinary world," and is tentatively titled--lord have mercy--Single Serving.D ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 16, 2009

    Emmy Nominees Include The Family Guy, Ernest Borgnine; Jon & Kate Snubbed

    Emmy-nominated The Family Guy featuring Emmy-nominated Seth MacFarlane. For us the joy of the Emmy Nominations, announced this morning, is in the less-well-known categories. We see that there are only two shows, for instance, up for Outstanding Children's Nonfiction Program: Grandpa, Do You Know ... More >>

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    March 27, 2009

    Padma's Foray into Burger Porn

    Ladies and gentlemen, Padma Lakshmi having her way with a burger. Sell out? Sorta--apparently she actually likes the burger, if that makes a difference to you. (I guess she doesn't read Men's Health.) [via Grub Street]

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    March 27, 2009

    The Blogroll Gazette

    This week in blogs... When it isn't wearing meat, Eat me daily is taking in meaty portraits. Han Hyo-seok's Zeitgeist exhibition recently ran at the ARTSIDE gallery in Seoul, Korea. [Eat me daily] Astronaut Sandra Magnus and her orbital cooking adventures have been documented on the NASA website. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 10, 2008

    Edible News Roundup: Padma's Not a Gold Digger; Obama's New Chef

    Padma: Not a gold digger, and not a star fucker, either Just in time for this Wednesday's Top Chef Season 5 premiere, Padma Lakshmi has been all over the news, bouncing around at clubs. Now her friends in India come to her defense, telling a reporter that Lakshmi is not a gold digger. "Just like a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 24, 2008

    The Knives Come Out in Williamsburg

    First it was the revelation that MTV's traveling petri dish, The Real World, was settling in Red Hook. Then came word that Bravo's slightly more sophisticated but no less dramalicious reality hit Top Chef was heading to Williamsburg. Now, we may know just where the young chefs of the latter show wi ... More >>

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    July 16, 2008
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    February 7, 2008

    Fashion Week Photos: Ryan Adams, Damon Dash, Duran Duran

    Ryan Adams Fashion Week G-Star Raw Party Gotham Hall/Gramercy Theater Tuesday, February 5 photos by Maro

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