When Jesse Tyler Ferguson isn’t busy starring in his one-man hit Broadway show or making snarky, hilarious comments as Mitchell Pritchett on ABC’s Modern Family, the laid-back actor finds himself experimenting with new recipes in his Manhattan kitchen with friends like Padma Lakshmi.
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.