Posted Sep 10, 2006 @ 10:22 PM
She's apparently going to be an additional host for this season. Hopefully she will have more of a personality than Katie.
Posted Sep 11, 2006 @ 8:09 AM
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Posted Sep 11, 2006 @ 8:26 AM
I saw her show on the Food Network way back when. She is damn pretty but I'm not sure she screams personality. These days on the Food Network, screaming at the camera seems to be a job requirement. Padma was always low key. But she is damn pretty. Have I mentioned that? She wore tiny little sundresses while making her food, but somehow my eyes never reached the skillet.
Not mentioned in her bio: She is Mrs. Salman Rushdie. So she and Katie Lee Joel would have something to chat about.
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ETA: I'm a video archivist now! I'm not sure what that says about me. hehe
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Eh, she's got to be an improvement over Katie, cos yeah she actually has written a cookbook and seems to know her stuff. Plus, I think she's much hotter.
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Posted Sep 27, 2006 @ 10:25 AM
Does the host of Top Chef have to be a celebrity wife?
No, but if you think about, being a celeb's wife means you probably have the $$ to experience cuisine prepared by top chefs. That doesn't necessarily translate into being an epicurean, but at least they do get exposure to such fare.
What will be Padma's new TWOP moniker? One vote for the Anti-Bot.
Posted Sep 27, 2006 @ 2:47 PM
You can get that being a celeb yourself, too. So I wonder why they choose celebs' wives instead of a celeb herself, like Heidi Klum is. Unless Padma counts as a celeb in her own right. She probably does.
No, but if you think about, being a celeb's wife means you probably have the $$ to experience cuisine prepared by top chefs.
Posted Oct 14, 2006 @ 7:17 AM
Bringing Taste and Sizzle to Top Chef
Interesting tidbit: Katie was second choice.
So when Bravo approached her about hosting "Top Chef" last year, she was intrigued. Scheduling conflicts ultimately forced her to turn down the role in the first season, which then went to Katie Lee Joel (wife of singer Billy Joel). But when it came time to tape the second season, producers decided they wanted a host with more culinary knowledge and called Lakshmi again.
Edited by desdamonab, Oct 14, 2006 @ 7:19 AM.
Posted Oct 15, 2006 @ 2:40 PM
My sincere thanks for that warning. Also... nice boobs.
Word of advice: Do not do a google image search of her while at work.
She must also be at least twenty years younger than her husband and at least his third wife.
Does the host of Top Chef have to be a celebrity wife? Like is that in the job description or something???
Posted Oct 17, 2006 @ 2:30 PM
I'm rather confounded by the mixed marriage with Rushdie and Lakshmi. He's a Muslim, no? She's hindi(sp)?
Posted Oct 17, 2006 @ 2:44 PM
Edited by biakbiak, Oct 17, 2006 @ 2:44 PM.
Posted Oct 18, 2006 @ 12:52 PM
Rushdie is an Athiest.
Rushdie is an atheist, though raised Muslim. But, more specifically, he grew up in Bombay. Padma is an Indian supermodel. They have more culturally in common than he did with his first wife (British) and second (American.) Sorry--I'm a complit grad student and he's my favorite living author. :)
Topic? I think there's plenty of room for Padma to wow us. There's a vast difference between acting and hosting. As long as she has personality and can convey it, she could be great.
Posted Oct 18, 2006 @ 4:05 PM
I ask because of friends from India who would never have a piece of anything without a sauce, spices, or whatever? Even if the something were perfect fresh asparagas or river trout caught that morning.