Playboy Features Top Chef’s Padma Lakshmi


Throaty vixen and Top Chef host Padma Lakshmi appears in the latest issue of Playboy. But take note before you run out to the newsstands; the only thing she bares is her recipe for a perfect roast chicken.

The sultry former model discusses her previous marriage to Salman Rushdie (“now there is somebody who has great wit”) and the time she “ate a testicle in Spain.” And while some readers might be disappointed that her clothes stay on throughout the interview, Lakshmi cheekily flirts her way through much of the piece, telling the interviewer David Hochman, “if I kissed you, I could probably tell what you had for lunch.” But would she send him home for it? [Playboy via Grub Street]