Padma Lakshmi Loves Her Salty Language

Posted on November 14, 2007

Cover of Tangy Tart Hot and Sweet by Padma Lakshmi

Padma Lakshmi did a no-holds-barred interview with Vanity Fair magazine to promote her new cookbook, Tangy Tart Hot and Sweet: A World of Recipes for Every Day (Weinstein Books). Apparently, Padma is a big fan of the f-bomb with which she liberally peppers her sentences.
  • On the Top Chef Emmy nomination: "[It] was a big f***ing deal."

  • On life after her divorce from husband Salman Rushdie: "I'm really f***ing sad."

  • On writing her new cookbook: "Finishing the f***ing book was like being in labor for two years!"

  • Talking to Harvey Weinstein about her charity event: "I'm an ambassador now for Keep a Child Alive and we're doing a campaign and an event and you should buy a f***ing table." Weinstein's smiling response: "I will buy a f***ing table."
Yikes. Why do we have the feeling that the editors had to work overtime on Top Chef to delete all of her colorful comments? Actually, we'd love to see her uncensored comments on Top Chef when Anthony Bourdain was a judge. No doubt they terrified the contestants.

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