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Padma Dishes on the Show, Her Pregnancy Cravings

Padma Dishes on the Show, Her Pregnancy Cravings

Simone Press | Boston Herald

One would think that after the reception “Top Chef” hostess with the mostess Padma Lakshmi got in Boston, the Bravo foodies would bring one of their popular cooking contests to the Hub!

But the pregnant Padma, who visited MIT over the weekend, refused to dish about future “Top Chef” venues when asked, although she gushed about this season’s foray to Las Vegas.

“This season was really great,” P told the Track. “With the raised popularity of the show, we attract a larger pool of talent.”

“It just becomes a bigger deal for a chef in their career, and I think that’s why this season was so different. We had James Beard Award nominees and Michelin star recipients. Also, being in Las Vegas, we really did have all of the big established chefs already having their restaurants there, so the atmosphere was very raised.”

Um, excuse us, but how ‘bout a city where a baking boldfacer, Joanne Chang of Flour – will drop everything during the holiday season to whip up a bunch of oatmeal cookies after getting a call from Padma’s peeps?

Apparently, the “Top Chef” temptress has been drinking lots of milk during her pregnancy, so what better to dunk in the glass than a yummy oatmeal cookie?

“I honestly am a very boring pregnant woman. I don’t have any cravings,” she said. “I have been drinking a lot of milk though – probably around 32 ounces of milk a day. I’ve always liked milk and lately I always feel like I need a glass of milk.”