Love, Loss, and What We Ate: A Memoir
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About the Author
Padma Lakshmi is the Emmy-nominated host of the highly rated and critically acclaimed, Emmy-winning Bravo seriesTop Chef, and the author of three cookbooks and food titles: the award-winning Easy Exotic; Tangy, Tart, Hot & Sweet; and the Enclyclopedia of Spices and Herbs. In addition to her culinary achievements, Lakshmi has contributed to such magazines as Vogue, Gourmet, and Harper's Bazaar (UK and US), and penned a syndicated column on fashion and food for the New York Times. Her television-hosting credits include Planet Food and Padma's Passport, as well as other programs in the United States and abroad. A global style icon and the first internationally successful Indian supermodel, Lakshmi also helms companies of her own such as the Padma Collection and Easy Exotic.
Lakshmi is a cofounder of the Endometriosis Foundation of America. Since 2009, the organization has advocated for early diagnosis, promoted research, and raised awareness in the medical community and the greater public about this devastating chronic disease which affects over 190 million women worldwide.
She lives in New York City with her daughter.
"[A] surprisingly engrossing memoir/tell-all/cookbook."--AV Club
"[An] appealing new memoir...The savoring of meals and snacks can be described as evocatively as the preparation."--USA Today
"[An] open, thoughtful memoir."--Seattle Times
"[A] substantial and edgy memoir, LOVE, LOSS, AND WHAT WE ATE, stands out amid the ebb and flow of today's global celebrity-consciousness as the work of someone seriously dedicated to multiple achievements.... This is a true gem of a memoir for reading, tasting, sharing and learning."--Book Reporter
"There is more to the memoir than Lakshmi's turbulent personal life. She also writes lovingly of her mother and extended maternal family in India."--Los Angeles Times
"An absorbing memoir... An intimate, revealing portrait, far different from the woman blazoned in the tabloids."--Kirkus Reviews