Padma Lakshmi Quotes


Flowers die and wine gets consumed. Both are lovely. I appreciate both. Wine and roses. I actually had someone bring me a lobe of foie gras once.

Beauty is no accomplishment on its own. It's what you do with it.

I'm not attached to things at all. I'm very lucky to have quite a few beautiful things but if I look back at my life I was often happiest when I had very little.

I don't have any stigma attached to my body. When I'm in my own private space I have very little on.

I'm still amazed at how much people are willing to humiliate themselves to be on TV.

I always loved my bangles I can't remember a time when I didn't have a bangle on.

All chefs are like Jewish mothers. They want to feed you and feed you and impress you. It's an eagerness to please.

I am a sufferer of endometriosis. I didn't want any young women to go through what I went through. I thought that people should know about it.

The cookbooks and the writing in general have been a real bonus but it's not something I've ever pursued... I've been lucky I guess.

I grew up a vegetarian. Then because I grew up in the states I started slowly eating meat. First it was bologna sandwiches or pepperoni on pizza.

I tend to sleep in the nude... I'm a sensual-leaning woman. You have to use the word 'leaning' or it sounds like I'm boasting.

I will eat anything at least once. For better or worse.

In southern Spain they made me eat a bull's testicles. They were really garlicky which I don't like. I prefer to take a bull by the horns not by um...

If any chef ever tells you they're not inspired equally by the truck-stop barbecue as they are by the four-star Michelin restaurant they are lying.

I work out all the time! I don't just sit around and eat burgers whenever I want. Oh if I could I probably would but I don't.

Most of cooking is the labor of chopping. Give yourself a break. Pretend you're on a cooking show and have all your ingredients lined up for you.

I never Tweet about my daughter. Never. I just want to be respectful of her privacy. My job as a mom is to know when to open my mouth and when not to.

Where is it written that a smart woman can't also be stacked?

An oil massage a hot bath a good night's sleep soft smells and music and clothes with soft textures denote sensuality to me.

The best thing you can do for someone is make them a beautiful plate of food. How else can you invade someone's body without actually touching them?

India's had two groovy moments. Once when the Beatles went to India and now when Madonna has embraced yoga.

I've always thought the back is one of the most beautiful parts of a woman.

I know most people use their phones to tell time but there's something very romantic and beautiful about a timepiece.

Women's voices not being heard is the root of many of the problems of the world

During the course of filming 'Top Chef ' I gain 15 lbs. so I'm used to needing two dress sizes.

It doesn't matter how precisely the onion is cut as long as the person chewing it is happy.

I really love fried chicken.

Even the fried chicken is great cold.

I'm a sucker for fried chicken - I really love it.

In a way that somebody else converts to Judaism or becomes a Hare Krishna I belong to the church of fried chicken.

There are two schools of fried chicken. One is brining in salted water and the other is soaking in either buttermilk or milk. I just combine the two.

You don't want your jewelry to make you look fat. A lot of what's out there now does - you just wind up looking like a Christmas tree.

Each city has its own culinary landscape.

Every city has a Donald Trump; ours is just the Trumpiest.

I think a great classic watch is the first staple every woman should invest in.

Decide which you want to play up: your clothing or your jewelry but not both. Let one be the star and one the supporting player.

I was lucky to have a successful career as a model but that was just a way to pay off my college loans.

People always comment about my clothes. They don't think a fashionable woman can love food and be knowledgeable and actually cook.

I've always had a fantasy to write a cookbook because everyone wants to know what a model eats.

I'm the kind of girl who thinks about what she's gonna cook for dinner when she's finishing her lunch.

Wine like food is so emotional. If you think about it so much of the courting ritual is surrounded by wine and food. There's a built-in romance to wine.

I think eating in itself is the act of great sensuality so all you have to do is point the camera in the right direction.

I really like to sometimes go into food detox and eat very simply.

I think wine is such a big universe that it's kind of like food - it's intimidating to a lot of people myself included.

People are thrown off by someone who looks feminine but is also strong. It's not that pretty girls aren't smart it's that women aren't strong.

For a while I became an atheist; now that I'm grown up though I'm not hard-edged enough to be an atheist. Even though I live with a flaming atheist I love going to temple. I love all the rituals.

If you have children in your house you have Frosted Flakes.

I have a great career and I have my daughter. Sio what I don't have is not as important to as what I do have.

The great thing about living today is that there is this thing called the Interweb and you can just look up anything.

I always think after the second glass of wine you should be putting something in your stomach.

Jewelry should not upstage you. I pick one hot point on my body that I'm going to highlight. Let one area do the singing - you don't want to hear three songs at once.

I was the first Indian model to have a career in Paris Milan and New York.

I don't look at ratings until somebody tells me.

I wasn't like those girls who give birth and are back on the runway. It took me probably six months to gain 45 pounds and I would say it took me double that time to lose it.

I am as omnivorous as it's possible to be. I always say there's nothing I won't eat and nothing I won't wear.

My mom was scared of the old Times Square so I was never allowed to go. Now I'm scared of the new Times Square so I still never go.

Whenever I'm in sync with the trends it's always an accident. I still love wearing clothes I've had for ten years. I think understated luxury is the chicest thing.

I love seafood. I'm not a vegetarian but I'm probably a pescetarian.

I love clothes but really I don't have that much to say about skirts. Before I was writing I went to fashion shows only when the designer was a good friend and I was there to show support.

I'm not tough. I'm tenacious.