Padma Lakshmi

Host and executive producer, Top Chef; Author, 'Love, Loss and What We Ate'

Padma Lakshmi is the host and an executive producer of Top Chef, which just concluded its 14th season. She is also the author of 'Easy Exotic,' which won the “Best First Book” award at the 1999 Gourmand World Cookbook Awards, 'Tangy, Tart, Hot & Sweet,' which has over 150 recipes from around the world alongside intriguing personal essays, The New York Times best-selling Love, Loss and What We Ate, which was released in March 2016 and most recently an Encyclopedia of Spices & Herbs. (Photo by Inez and Vinoodh)

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