padma lakshmi

sexual assault

Padma Lakshmi Writes Op-Ed About Why She Didn't Report Her Teenage Rape

"I have been turning that incident over in my head throughout the past week, as two women have come forward to detail accusations against the Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh."
Sara David
true crime

The Strange Extortion Trial Pitting Teamsters Against 'Top Chef'

Allegations of slashed tires, misogynistic and ethnic threats, and terrified reality TV producers—this federal case has it all.
Susan Zalkind
Best of 2016

What Celebrities Taught Us About Food in 2016

We made sausages with Seth Rogen, tasted spices with Padma Lakshmi, and tried Dexter Holland's and Danny Trejo's hot sauces, among other things.
Hilary Pollack

Inside Padma Lakshmi’s Spice World

“I grew up clutching spices in my hand. When I was three, I was ripping curry leaves, sitting on the floor at the hem of my grandmother’s sari.”
Amanda Arnold

We Spoke to Padma Lakshmi About Family, Forgiveness, and the Pleasures of Fried Chicken

Padma Lakshmi has, at various points in her life, worn the hats of entrepreneur, actress, model, Top Chef host, and cookbook author. Now, she is adding memoir author to that list.
Nick Rose

Listen to ‘MUNCHIES: The Podcast’ with ‘Top Chef’ Judge Gail Simmons

On the latest episode of the MUNCHIES Podcast, we talk to <i>Top Chef</i> judge Gail Simmons about her thoughts on the contemporary food world that the reality TV show helped to create.
Helen Hollyman
New York

Watch Gail Simmons of 'Top Chef' Eat and Drink NYC's Best in Chef's Night Out

Gail Simmons of Bravo's Top Chef and Food & Wine takes us out to some of her favorite NYC spots for mussel toast, Vietnamese shrimp, and a 30-shot whiskey pour.
Gail Simmons