No one throws a delicious bash quite like Top Chef judge Padma Lakshmi and that was pretty clear on Tuesday night in New York City.
Padma hosted the aptly titled "Padma Lakshmi Celebrates European Travel With Airbnb" event in the Big Apple where the lucky guests ate delicious foods and drank even more delicious looking wines. Padma looked chic in her all-black outfit as she mixed it up with party goers at the bash.
Of course, Padma has never been shy about her love of traveling. In fact, she recently shared how it was one of the things that led to her becoming a professional chef and foodie.
"I went to college not for anything having to do with food," she said last month. "I was a theater student. I studied theater and American literature and I was studying abroad in Spain. I was going to dutifully go back home and find an apartment. But in Spain I started modeling. I figured out I could make a good amount of money pretty much by standing still. People don't realize this, but my career as a model directly influenced what I do today. I credit my modeling career with my career in food. It allowed me to travel all over the world, taste the world, and explore places I never would have gotten the opportunity to go to, like France, Bali."
Her travels abroad also influenced her Padma's Easy Exotic Spanish Paella, which debuted at Costco earlier this year.
"Travel taught me to understand spice and flavor," she shared. "Say you want to incorporate a hit of citrus into a soup or salad: You can use a dried Omani lime, or a preserved lemon from Morocco, or a kaffir lime leaf from Thailand. All are very distinct, very memorable flavors."
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