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Padma Lakshmi's 5 Game-Changing Tips for Hosting Thanksgiving | Jimmy Fallon, Padma Lakshmi

Padma Lakshmi's 5 Game-Changing Tips for Hosting Thanksgiving

Originally posted 11/20/2014 05:40PM

If your Turkey Day doesn't include buttermilk or apples, you might want to rethink your strategy

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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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Padma Lakshmi: 'I Date Less as a Single Mom'

Padma Lakshmi: 'I Date Less as a Single Mom'

Originally posted 10/29/2014 02:30PM

With a busy career and a young daughter, romance is taking a backseat for Padma Lakshmi.

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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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Exclusive Look: Paris Hilton Revisits Infamous Carl's Jr. Commercial in New Ad

Paris Hilton Returns in a New Carl's Jr. Commercial

Originally posted 07/24/2014 07:00AM

Paris Hilton is back, y'all!

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Tweet & Eat! Here's What Your Favorite Stars Are Eating & Drinking Right Now | Padma Lakshmi

Tweet & Eat! Here's What Your Favorite Stars Are Eating & Drinking Right Now

Originally posted 04/25/2014 01:40PM

Peek at the plates of Mindy Kaling, Padma Lakshmi, Jimmy Kimmel and more celebs who are making us very, very hungry

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Richard Gere and Padma Lakshmi Are Dating

Richard Gere and Padma Lakshmi Are Dating

Originally posted 04/21/2014 07:00PM

Richard Gere and Padma Lakshmi are dating, PEOPLE has confirmed.

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Padma Lakshmi Says Her Daughter Is a 'Forcibly' Healthy Eater

Padma Lakshmi Says Her Daughter Is a 'Forcibly' Healthy Eater

Originally posted 03/13/2014 11:45AM

"She also loves her candy and chocolate. But she doesn't get to have it much," the Top Chef judge tells PEOPLE

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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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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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