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Padma Lakshmi: Why I Don't Let My Daughter Dress Up as a Princess

Padma Lakshmi: Why I Don't Let My Daughter Dress Up as a Princess

Originally posted 11/15/2014 02:30PM

"I'm not big on merch. I'm just not into her being a walking billboard for anything," the Top Chef host tells PEOPLE

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Tom Colicchio on His Favorite Top Chef Moment

Tom Colicchio on His Favorite Top Chef Moment

Originally posted 10/22/2014 09:40PM

Plus, the best thing the Top Chef Boston judge ate this year and more fun foodie details

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Filed Under: Top Chef, Tom Colicchio
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First Look: A Top Chef Winner Joins the Judges Panel on Top Chef Boston

First Look: A Top Chef Winner Joins the Judges Panel on Top Chef Boston

Originally posted 10/09/2014 01:30PM

The series is shipping up to Boston – and adding a new-but-familiar face for its 12th season

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Top Chef's Stephanie Izard 'Flashdances' Her Ice Bucket Challenge

Top Chef's Stephanie Izard 'Flashdances' Her Ice Bucket Challenge

Originally posted 08/21/2014 02:30PM

The chef recreates the Jennifer Beals's iconic water scene for her ALS Ice Bucket Challenge video

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Top Chef's Stephanie Izard 'Flashdances' Her Ice Bucket Challenge

Top Chef's Stephanie Izard 'Flashdances' Her Ice Bucket Challenge

Originally posted 08/21/2014 12:00PM

The chef recreates the Jennifer Beals's iconic water scene for her ALS Ice Bucket Challenge video

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Top Chef's Stephanie Izard 'Flashdances' Her Ice Bucket Challenge

Top Chef's Stephanie Izard 'Flashdances' Her Ice Bucket Challenge

Originally posted 08/21/2014 12:00PM

The chef recreates the Jennifer Beals's iconic water scene for her ALS Ice Bucket Challenge video

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Set Sail on a Top Chef Cruise! | Top Chef

Set Sail on a Top Chef Cruise!

Originally posted 03/26/2014 04:00PM

Hop on board for cooking demos with former contestants and more

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Top Chef Goes Tropical! See Where the Finale Will Be Held

Top Chef Goes Tropical! See Where the Finale Will Be Held

Originally posted 01/06/2014 10:30AM

The judges and the final contestants are jetting somewhere sunny and sandy for the two-part finale

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It's a Girl for Top Chef's Gail Simmons

It's a Girl for Top Chef's Gail Simmons

Originally posted 01/02/2014 02:00PM

The culinary expert welcomed daughter Dahlia Rae on Sunday, her rep tells PEOPLE exclusively

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Filed Under: Top Chef, Gail Simmons
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Padma Lakshmi: I Go Up Two Dress Sizes After Top Chef

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Padma Lakshmi: I Go Up Two Dress Sizes At the End of Every Top Chef Season

Originally posted 10/23/2013 10:25AM

Hosting Top Chef has many perks, but staying super-slim after a season sampling an array of dishes is not one of them.

Luckily, Padma Lakshmi doesn't mind one bit – and even admitted she goes up two dress sizes at the end of every season.

"I love food way too much to starve myself just to look good," the single mom told Fitness for its November/December cover story, out Oct. 29. "I will put in the work at the gym so I can enjoy what I eat."

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