Top Chef’s Padma Lakshmi returns for her 2nd SIDEWALKS appearance.
Video Content: Padma Lakshmi (2012):
In her 2nd SIDEWALKS ENTERTAINMENT interview, the TV host talks to host Cindy Rhodes about the Nespresso machine that brew espresso from coffee capsules and briefly about the success of “Top Chef.” ["Sidewalks" was not paid by Nespresso for the segment]
Born in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India, Padma Lakshmi is an internationally-known food expert, model, actress and author. She is best known as the host and judge of Bravo’s “Top Chef” since season two.
Originally known as the first internationally successful Indian supermodel, Padma started modeling while an exchange student in Spain with Clark University. Padma established herself as a food expert early on in her career. She hosted two cooking shows and writing a best-selling cookbook “Easy Exotic,” for which she won the International Versailles Event for best cookbook by a first time writer. She followed that with her second cookbook, “Tangy, Tart, Hot & Sweet.”
As a writer, Padma has contributed to such magazines as “American Vogue,” “Gourmet,” and British and American “Harper’s Bazaar.”
As an actress, Padma appeared in a variety of TV and movie roles: as Sylk in “Glitter” with Mariah Carey; as Shiela Bardez in “Boom”; as Geeta in “The Mistress of Spices,” as alien princess Kaitaama in an episode of ”Star Trek: Enterprise”; as Madhuvanthi in an episode of “Sharpe”; as Princess Bithia in the TV miniseries “The Ten Commandments.” She also appeared as herself in “30 Rock.”
Recorded: June 5, 2012
Host/Segment Producer: Cindy Rhodes
Editor: Richard R. Lee
Special Thanks To: Nespresso, Liv and Shana Davick, a Publicity and Production Boutique, Inc.