Padma Lakshmi


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  • Birth Name: Padma Parvati Lakshmi
  • Birth Place: Madras, India
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 09/01/1970, Virgo
  • Profession: TV-show host; actor; model
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VIDEO: The First Thanksgiving

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The First Thanksgiving
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Length: 21:12:37
Aired: 11/19/2014

“Top Chef” alum Tiffani Faison surprises the chefs with a trip to the countryside as well as a test of endurance. The chefs must trek through a cranberry bog in a race to gather this classic New England ingredient to use as the base for their Quickfire Challenge: creating a unique dish highlighting the cranberry. For their Elimination Challenge, the chefs head to historic Plimouth Plantation and must work together to cook a traditional family-style Thanksgiving feast using only cooking tools, methods and ingredients found in Massachusetts during the 1600s. This will not be an ordinary turkey and stuffing dinner with descendants of Mayflower colonists and the Wampanoag tribe as well as James Beard Award Winner Ken Oringer joining the judges at the table. watch

VIDEO: The First Thanksgiving

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The First Thanksgiving
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Length: 43:23
Aired: 11/19/2014

The chefs must cook a Thanksgiving feast using only methods and ingredients found in Massachusetts during the 1600s. watch

VIDEO: The First Thanksgiving [HD]

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The First Thanksgiving [HD]
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Length: 44:00
Aired: 11/19/2014

Chefs cook a traditional Thanksgiving feast using only ingredients and cooking methods from the 1600's. watch


Producer's Commentary: New York's Finest
Meet Spike's Folks, Part 1
A Grueling First Quickfire
Out With The 'New' Part 1

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The Doorman
Glitter [HD]

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The First Thanksgiving
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TV Listings



Year Title Description
2014 EAT TV Show Series, Appearing
2008 The Doorman Movie, Actor
2006 Top Chef TV Show Series, Host
2006 Jeremy Piven's Journey of a Lifetime TV Show Series, Appearing
2001 Glitter Movie, Actor - Sylk

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Top Chef Host Padma Lakshmi and Crew Attacked by Teamsters in Boston

The cast and crew of Top Chef were not greeted with a tea party upon arriving in Boston to film the show's upcoming 12th season, which debutsWednesday, Oct. 15 on Bravo.

According to a new report from Deadline, host Padma Lakshmi and other Top Chef crew members were verbally attacked by picketing Teamsters in June after the series hired local production assistants to drive cast and crew vehicles.

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Hollywood Game Night Exclusive Sneak Peek: A Weak Four-Letter Word

Use your four-letter words wisely! On Monday, NBC airs back-to-back episodes of Hollywood Game Night starting at 8/7c. read more

Wednesday Playlist: Not So Fun Night, Ironside Premiere; Ovation's Starry Young Doctor

After her breakthrough performances in Bridesmaids and Pitch Perfect, no one would question why Rebel Wilson has become a sought-after star, or why ABC would want to build a show around her ample and fearlessly outrageous talents. But Super Fun Night hasn't been much of a joyride so far.

The original pilot, which has been replaced by another episode for its official premiere (9:31/8:31c), elicited this reaction from me in the Fall Preview issue: "The grotesque extremes to which Wilson stoops to get laughs in this frenetic vehicle have a whiff of desperation. It might also be more fun if she used her authentic Aussie accent." The objection stands about her Americanized speech (her choice), and while the new opener is a little less degrading — instead of exposing her body on a city street with flashing lights on her underwear, a new gag involves an office elevator door shredding her dress, revealing her Spanx at work — it's not much funnier.

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Modern Family’s Jesse Tyler Ferguson Marries

Move over, Eric StonestreetJesse Tyler Ferguson has a new husband!

The Modern Family star, who plays Mitchell Pritchett, wed boyfriend Justin Mikita on... read more

Top Chef's Brooke: I Didn't Like the Finale Format

Brooke Williamson was riding a three-elimination challenge win streak heading into the Top Chef finale, but the Los Angeles-based chef came up short to Kristen — or more specifically, two rounds short after Kristen took the title 3-1 in a best-of-five contest. "I didn't love the format of how they judged in rounds," she tells "I felt like it should've been a collective judging based on an entire meal. It would've been nice to actually put my dessert out." What was her planned dessert? Does she regret making those fried chicken wings? And does she have any more phobias? Find out below.
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