Boston Globe: ‘Top Chef’ host Padma Lakshmi talks about her memoir, ‘Love, Loss, and What We Ate'

April 27, 2016

Padma Lakshmi '92 talked to The Boston Globe about her new memoir "Love, Loss, and What We Ate," and her time spent filming a season of "Top Chef" in Boston. 

Here, an excerpt from the interview:

"Q. When you were in college at Clark University in Worcester, did you visit Boston often?

"A. I did. I love Boston. I really enjoyed the season we shot there on 'Top Chef.' Boston, like Seattle, was one of the few cities where I got to have a corporate apartment rather than just a hotel room. I went shopping a lot. I went to the farmers’ market and Sofra for spices, and also for their prepared foods. I went to Formaggio Kitchen and I loved that. Just eating my way through Boston from Ken Oringer’s Toro to all Barbara Lynch’s restaurants. I put on so much weight."