In her new memoir Love, Loss, and What We Ate, Padma Lakshmi shares the recipe for her grandmother’s kumquat and ginger chutney — the dish that helped raise her spirits following her following her divorce from Salman Rushdie. As she writes in her book, cooking helped “bring some sunshine” back into her life.
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Padma Lakshmi’s party planning philosophy is simple: Don’t stress.
Apparently the toughest part of being a Top Chef judge isn’t eating copious amounts of food — it’s having to sit next to the stunning Padma Lakshmi.