Padma Lakshmi, star of “Top Chef”, will be discussing food on TV.
*6/1/10 8:00 PM at the 92nd Street Y – Lexington Avenue. New York, NY.
Padma Parvati Lakshmi, born September 1, 1970) is an Indian American cookbook author, actress, and model. She has been the host of the US reality television program Top Chef since season two. In 2009 she was nominated for an Emmy Award for hosting Top Chef along with Tom Colicchio.
About her Cookbooks
Her first cookbook Easy Exotic was awarded Best First Book at the 1999 World Cookbook Awards at Versailles. She was host of the Food Network series, Padma’s Passport, which is part of the larger series Melting Pot, in 2001. She also hosted two one-hour specials on India and Spain for the British culinary tourism show Planet Food, which have been broadcast on the Food Network in the US and internationally on the Discovery Channels. Her second cookbook Tangy, Tart, Hot and Sweet was released October 2, 2007.