Padma Lakshmi

Padma laments on the chef's lack of imagination.

on Apr 2, 20080

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It was nice to have Daniel Boulud judging the knife skills Quickfire because he is just the perfect person to do that. He's so tender and so precise and so sweet, and so knowledgeable, but in the kitchen -- I have been in his kitchen, and it is such a fascist military operation. I don't want to say fascist in a bad way. But it's, let me put it to you this way: It's very precise, and it's somebody who's after my own heart with that philosophy, so I'm with him on this. I think people didn't really understand what it meant.

If I'm going to make a dish to showcase my knife skills, they better be precise. It's not about what you do, it's how well you do it. So if you cannot execute a brunois, which is an extremely fine, fine dice. They look like very, very small, I mean just, they're just as small as you can get. They're like cutting a Tic Tac in three pieces. If you cut a Tic Tac in three pieces, that would be a large brunois. So, you know, you have to know the difference between a brunois and a julienne, if it's an herb, and you cannot go before somebody like Daniel Boulud and not know what you're doing. You just can't. and so I really think that separated the serious chefs from the dilettantes. It was a very telling Quickfire.

7 comments
Gabriela Machado
Gabriela Machado

Oi... sempre assito Top Chef, amo este programa, porque afinal comer é bom demais... e quem sabe cozinhar, com certeza tem um dom, porque eu sou um desastre na cozinha!!!! ;D E estive pensando que em todos os tipos de comida há desafios, mas acredito que nenhum desafio é maior que na comida light e diet. Eu sou diabética, sei do que estou falando, pois como tudo que surge de diet e light, e muitas vezes jogo dinheiro fora, porque a comida é horrivel, mesmo porque é uma comida muito sem graça, sem sal, sem gordura, sem açúcar, sem nada!!! Será que Tops Chefs não poderiam incrementar esse sabor aos olho e paladar? Uma temporada light e diet, seria um ótimo desafio, além de inspirardor para um público cada vez maior.

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Hi .. always assit Top Chef, I love this program, because after eating is good too ... and who can cook, certainly has a gift because I am a disaster in the kitchen!! ;D And I was thinking that in all kinds of food there are challenges, but I believe that no challenge is greater than in light and diet food. I'm diabetic, I know what I'm talking about, as everything that comes to diet and light, and often set off money, because the food is horrible, especially because a food is very bland, no salt, no fat, no sugar , No nothing! Tops Chefs Will this increase could not taste the eye and palate? A season light and diet would be a great challenge, and inspirardor to a wider audience. translated by google ;D

cjhdd
cjhdd

Enjoy Top Chef... wishing you and and your daughter wonderful years together.

shahid1
shahid1

How this? a new food reality show: Top Chef vs The Next Food Network Star.......ok, Tom C & Bob T........put your heads together......yeah and get a round table and let Bobby Flay, Padma, Gail, Eric and Susie sit in judgement........oh yeah, let Ted Allen and Alton Brown do commentary............

Linda Guyan
Linda Guyan

I just noticed the long scar on Padma's right arm. What happened? I am new to this site so I might have missed the explanation.

Lola. O
Lola. O

Padma! I am a big fan of yours and the show. I have followed you since Globe Trekkers. I know how busy you are now with the baby, show, and everything else. If you ever need an assistant to help you juggle everything I am your gal! Serious! Take care and see you on Wed.

Huzefa
Huzefa

Everyone on the show pronounces Padma in a hilarious way. They say pad-ma which in Hindi means FART-MOTHER. The correct way to say it is pud-ma. It is like people on TV are telling their mothers to fart.