Writer, producer, actress and all around Renaissance Woman, Padma Lakshmi, is probably best known for her long reign as the host of Bravo's Top Chef. This year she released an intimate memoir called Love, Loss, and What We Ate, which traces her humble beginnings in India to a successful career in television and beyond. It's also a lovely homage to the people who helped her along the way, and the foods that give this globe-trotting celebrity a sense of home.
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