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    I have great empathy for all the contestants that come on 'Top Chef,' whether they go home right away or they make it to the finish line. It's a very vulnerable position they put themselves in and I feel for them.
    — Padma Lakshmi
    tags: empathy  right 
     
    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.
    — Padma Lakshmi
    tags: people  food  universe 
     
    I've always had a fantasy to write a cookbook, because everyone wants to know what a model eats.
    — Padma Lakshmi
    tags: fantasy  write 
     
    One thing that happens when you're pregnant is that as your stomach starts to stretch. It itches! So I have to keep my belly really lubricated. Every morning, there's a buttering ceremony after I get out of the shower. It's really like basting a turkey with body butter.
    — Padma Lakshmi
    tags: body 
     
    An oil massage, a hot bath, a good night's sleep, soft smells and music and clothes with soft textures denote sensuality to me.
    — Padma Lakshmi
    tags: sleep  night  music 
     
    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.
    — Padma Lakshmi
    tags: flowers  die  appreciate 
     
    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.
    — Padma Lakshmi
    tags: smart  people  women  girls  strong 
     
    I'm not tough. I'm tenacious.
    — Padma Lakshmi
    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.
    — Padma Lakshmi
    tags: women  sleep 
     
    I know most people use their phones to tell time, but there's something very romantic and beautiful about a timepiece.
    — Padma Lakshmi
    Whether I'm making a recipe or a piece of jewelry or a white-rose-and-jasmine tea or the perfume, I like to think of myself as a happy little sorceress, and if I could just have a little general store with all that stuff and give people a sense of my taste, that would be lovely.
    — Padma Lakshmi
    tags: people 
     
    Women's voices not being heard is the root of many of the problems of the world.
    — Padma Lakshmi
    tags: world  problem 
     
    I'm a sucker for fried chicken - I really love it.
    — Padma Lakshmi
    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.
    — Padma Lakshmi
    tags: career  daughter 
     
    I'm the kind of girl who thinks about what she's gonna cook for dinner when she's finishing her lunch.
    — Padma Lakshmi
    tags: girls 
     
    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...
    — Padma Lakshmi
    I've always thought the back is one of the most beautiful parts of a woman.
    — Padma Lakshmi
    I always think, after the second glass of wine, you should be putting something in your stomach.
    — Padma Lakshmi
    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.
    — Padma Lakshmi
    tags: body  song 
     
    Beauty is no accomplishment on its own. It's what you do with it.
    — Padma Lakshmi
    tags: beauty 
     
    In a way that somebody else converts to Judaism or becomes a Hare Krishna, I belong to the church of fried chicken.
    — Padma Lakshmi
    tags: church 
     
    I like me better naked. I don't mean that in a vain way... When you put clothes on, you immediately put a character on. Clothes are adjectives, they are indicators. When you don't have any clothes on, it's just you, raw, and you can't hide.
    — Padma Lakshmi
    tags: character 
     
    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?
    — Padma Lakshmi
    tags: food  beautiful  body 
     
    Where is it written that a smart woman can't also be stacked?
    — Padma Lakshmi
    tags: smart  women 
     
    It doesn't matter how precisely the onion is cut as long as the person chewing it is happy.
    — Padma Lakshmi
    tags: people 
     
    If you like a wine that you drink, now with your phone, it's so easy. Just take a picture of the label. You learn about it. You learn where it comes from and what the soil is like and why you like it. And that'll lead you to another wine.
    — Padma Lakshmi
    tags: learn 
     
    I'm not of the American ilk that, you know, your lover needs to be your best friend and know you inside out. I think he should know you well enough to please you. Otherwise, what secret will there be to tell him when you're ninety?
    — Padma Lakshmi
    I love seafood. I'm not a vegetarian but I'm probably a pescetarian.
    — Padma Lakshmi
    I'm an immigrant kid who came to America from India when I was very young and grew up in New York City with a single mom and really was influenced by all of those immigrant cultures bumping up against each other.
    — Padma Lakshmi
    tags: young  culture  america  india  kids 
     
    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.
    — Padma Lakshmi
    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.
    — Padma Lakshmi
    I don't have any stigma attached to my body. When I'm in my own private space, I have very little on.
    — Padma Lakshmi
    tags: body  space 
     
    India's had two groovy moments. Once when the Beatles went to India and now when Madonna has embraced yoga.
    — Padma Lakshmi
    tags: moment  india 
     
    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.
    — Padma Lakshmi
    tags: beautiful 
     
    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.
    — Padma Lakshmi
    tags: real  writing 
     
    I'm still amazed at how much people are willing to humiliate themselves to be on TV.
    — Padma Lakshmi
    tags: people 
     
    I really love fried chicken.
    — Padma Lakshmi
    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.
    — Padma Lakshmi
    tags: water  school 
     
    If you have children in your house you have Frosted Flakes.
    — Padma Lakshmi
    tags: children  child 
     
    I will eat anything, at least once. For better or worse.
    — Padma Lakshmi
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