‘Top Chef’ is back with an all-new series! ‘Top Chef Duels’ brings the best chefs back to the kitchen to go head-to-head in a culinary battle. Host Curtis Stone and judge Gail Simmons caught up with HollywoodLife.com to tell all about the sizzling new season.
Curtis Stone and Gail Simmons have witnessed a lot of heat in the kitchen over the many courses of Top Chef‘s history, but Top Chef Duels puts “cheftestant” enemies against each other, and that can be a recipe for disaster (and reality television gold). “Do we need to call security. Is there going to be a fight?” Curtis teases. Sounds like a heaping portion of drama!
The ‘Top Chef’ judge and her husband welcomed their first child together, a daughter named Dahlia, on Dec. 29. Congrats to the happy couple!
Gail Simmons and her husband Jeremy Abrams welcomed their first child, a healthy baby girl named Dahlia Rae Abrams, on Dec. 29. The Top Chef judge kept her pregnancy concealed while filming the New Orleans-based season of the show, but definitely indulged in the yummy delicacies the chefs served up!
Brooke Williamson vs. Kristen Kish: Find out which ladle-wielding lady came out on top!
Ladies and gentlechefs, we have a winner! The season finale of Top Chef: Seattle aired Feb. 28, forcing the final two contestants — Brooke Williamson and Kristen Kish — to whip up masterpieces for hundreds of people, as well as a panel of celebrity judges. The pressure (cooker) was on, and both ladies put in a solid effort. But only one can now be called the Top Chef. Drumroll please…
Padma is proud to display a pregnant nude photo of herself in her home for family and friends to see! Would YOU be comfortable with everyone seeing you naked?
Most women with a bun in the oven would describe themselves as bloated, fat, unattractive and missing their former frames, but for Padma Lakshmi, it’s the complete opposite.
After defying the odds of endometriosis and getting pregnant, Padma is so thankful to have her daughter Krishna.
Top Chef host and model Padma Lakshmi has overcome the shame she felt about her struggle with endometriosis and now supports other women facing the infertility-causing condition. At this weekend’s Endometriosis Foundation of America’s Blossom Ball in New York City, Padma explained why it was important to discuss her battle with fertility issues.
Get ready to make some baby food, chef! Tom Colicchio‘s wife Lori Silverbush, 41, gave birth to a 7lb. 9oz. baby boy named Mateo Lev on Tuesday at 12:11 p.m. in New York City. The Top Chef star’s rep tells People that both baby and mom are doing well! Congratulations!
More custody troubles in Hollywood. Adam Dell, the father of Top Chef star Padma Lakshmi‘s 11-month-old daughter Krishna, filed legal papers in Manhattan yesterday (Jan. 25) in an attempt to get custody of the little girl.
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Joe’s hot on stage… but kind of awkward in the kitchen.
Between Disney Channel’s Sonny with a Chance, TV Land’s Hot in Cleveland and The CW’s 90210, Joe Jonas has been racking up quite the roster of guest spots this year — but none have left me (and participants) as baffled as his appearance on the Dec. 8 episode of Bravo’s Top Chef All-Stars.
“I had no idea who Joe Jonas was,” one contestant, Dale Talde, confessed. “I thought he might be a pastry chef?”
Top Chef host Padma Lakshmi and her adorable daughter, Krishna, enjoy a sunny lunch date at Manhattan’s Bar Pitti!
Aww! How cute is Padma Lakshmi‘s daughter, Krishna Thea? The adorable duo enjoyed a sunny (but slightly chilly) lunch at New York City’s Bar Pitti yesterday (Nov. 2) and it looks like the 9-month-old beauty has acquired a taste for good food — just like Mommy! Padma, 40, who is a cookbook author, creator of the spice line Easy Exotic and host of Bravo‘s culinary reality show Top Chef has quite the palate and we’re guessing her daughter does too!
Padma Lakshmi looks amazing for a woman who gave birth to a baby girl in February. But you would look fantastic too if you followed her super intense post-baby workout! That’s one way to burn off every tasty calorie she consumes on Top Chef.
Padma Lakshmi gave birth to a baby girl, Krishna, in February, but clearly she didn’t consider motherhood to be an excuse to let herself go. Instead, she kicked her workouts into overdrive. “I woke up at 6 a.m., I nursed. Then I ran up and down 70 flights of stairs,” the Top Chef host tells PopEater.com about her daily fitness schedule. “Then I had breakfast, then went to the gym and lifted weights for an hour. Then I walked home.” Whew. I’m exhausted just reading that! Is it just me or does it seem crazy to workout before working out?
The celebrity chef believes kids aren’t as picky as you’d think and says that it’s up to parents to teach their children to be adventurous eaters.
None of that tired PB&J for Tom Colicchio‘s kids! The brand new daddy and head judge on Top Chef plans to treat his 10-month-old son, Luka, to exotic dishes as soon as possible. “I think it’s a good idea to open them up to new flavors, new foods and different ethnic cuisines,” he tells Babble.com. “I think a lot of the problem is that kids eat like their parents and their parents aren’t trying. I remember giving my kid oysters and saying, ‘Here, try it. It’s not going to bother you.'”
Congrats, Padma! Despite all odds, you gave birth to healthy baby girl, Krishna, on Saturday!
Padma Lakshmi, 39, the gorgeous model and reality TV hostess of Bravo’s Top Chef is now a proud mommy! Padma — who suffers from the medical condition endometriosis — defied those who told her she would never even get pregnant, when she gave birth to a baby girl on Feb. 20!
Naming her little one Krishna, Padma’s baby was “a medical miracle”… Read more
Hopefully everything is ok with Padma Lakshmi and her baby. New reports say she was hospitalized recently and the baby was in serious danger!
Doctors told Top Chef host Padma Lakshmi, 39, that the fact she even got pregnant was “a miracle.”
But it was just revealed that the the gorgeous mommy-to-be “was recently hospitalized for five days” and her “baby was in serious danger,” according to Page Six. That is so scary!
Padma has spoken publicly about suffering from endometriosis, a condition that causes a woman’s uterine lining to grow outside of the uterus. One possible side effect of endometriosis is infertility, so when Padma got pregnant, she said she was “totally blissed out” about the news.
In an emotional finale, Michael Voltaggio edged out brother Bryan Voltaggio and Atlanta-native Kevin Gillespie to take home the $125,000 grand prize.
At Cyrus, a two-star Michelin restaurant in Napa, California, the three remaining contestants, Kevin Gillespie and Michael and Bryan Voltaggio battled it out in front of judges Tom Colicchio, Padma Lakshmi, Gail Simmons, and Toby Young.
Michael won by creating the favorite dish of the night, made from Pacific rockfish, Dungeness crab, kabocha squash, Meyer lemon, matsutake mushrooms and anise hyssop. It was the fitting end to a dramatic season, with some of the best cooking in all seasons of Top Chef. Read more