Padma Lakshmi Dishes on Top Chef 4, New Book

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Padma Lakshmi is a busy lady.

But she recently found time in her schedule to discuss her most recent book, Tangy Tart Hot and Sweet, along with the latest season of Top Chef.

"Yes, we just wrapped [taping for season 4] up last week in Chicago. It went really well and I ate like a pig. Now I'm going to have to exercise," Lakshmi said.

And how did it go?

"It's all amazing. The fact that this show just keeps getting more popular and it's attracting a higher caliber of chefs is what impresses me. And the food is outstanding."

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Lakshmi also responded to criticism that she's isn't actually behind all of the content of her books. Setting the record straight, she said:

"You know, I get [questioned about that] all the time, and yes, absolutely, this book is 100 percent me. I wrote every single word and the text for every recipe. It was two years in the making and a labor of love for me. My fingerprints are on every aspect of the book, and it's more of me than anything in my life."

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Padma is right, when she said this book is her. nov.11,2007 I was in Novi, Michigan at her book signing, and she read 3 essays. From her cookbook about storys of her life in the past. You could see that this 2nd. book is her, and her life. People could be up close. Have there photos taken with her. And ask her questions, She would sign your cookbook. It was a great time in my life. Tobe able to see, and talk to one of the worlds most Beautiful Ladys on this planet. She looked as good in person as she is on t.v.I believe she did a great job on her cookbook. Padma will be a Superstar, like she is Supermodel. Shes #1 in my book.

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Thats interesting, I'd check out Padma's book! Speaking of "top chef" Rocco DiSpirito has a new book out called Rocco's Real Life Recipes. Lots of quick, easy and healthy dishes in there. Rocco is also doing these great video blogs for Bertolli's Mediterranean style frozen dinners (which are also really easy to prepare) you can check out Roccos Bertolli vides at http://www.whatsyourmedstyle.c...
Lots of great dishes and tips from him there!! I have the inside scoop since I work for them, but these are great and a lot of fun!!