For Padma Lakshmi, the final course has been served at “Top Chef.”
After hosting the show for 20 seasons over the span of 17 years, Padma has said so long. She’s done. Stick a fork in her.
I give Padma a lot of credit. She doesn’t have to work. She was married to the world renown writer Salman Rushdie. Then she was involved with Adam Dell, of Dell Computers. They had a child together although at the time Padma was involved with billionaire buyout king Teddy Forstmann. He died from brain cancer but left her and Dell’s daughter a trust fund.
And still Padma went to work. What will she do next? She’s very rich and beautiful. When I first met her she’d written a cookbook for Harvey Weinstein’s publishing imprint. She’s published several more since then. The world is her oyster, so to speak!