The Top Chef host opens up about her musical preferences and more to PEOPLE and Entertainment Weekly editorial director Jess Cagle during a game of The Cagle Exercise.
Lakshmi, 45, answers a series of rapid fire questions ranging from fun (she wouldn't be "caught dead" in a Hummer) to serious (she's "bad" at "being diplomatic").
"My last meal would be what and I would eat it with who?" Cagle asks.
"My last meal would be fried chicken and I would eat it with [daughter] Krishna," the Love, Loss And What We Ate author says.
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Lakshmi says her friends would describe her as "funny," and admits that she's watched The Sound of Music more times than she can count.
And what could the star talk for hours about? "Food, love, loss, sex, motherhood, family, family, family ... did I mention sex?" she tells Cagle, laughing.
To read an except from Padma Lakshmi's new book, Love, Loss And What We Ate, pick up this week's issue of PEOPLE magazine, on newsstands Friday
So how does Lakshmi sum up her jet-setting life? "#rollercoaster."