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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.
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Top Chef judge and three-time New York City marathon finisher Richard Blais has something to say to anyone trying to decide what to eat the night before a big race: “The last thing you want to do at mile 18 is burp up octopus,” he told PEOPLE in an exclusive interview.
From Top Chef Masters‘ Curtis Stone to Everyday Italian‘s Giada De Laurentiis, a slew of TV-famous cooks have been extra busy lately as they prepare to take their food off-screen — and become new restauranteurs.