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Padma Lakshmi Reveals Her Highly “Unusual” Turn-On

The Bravo’s Top Chef host kept it real when talking about one food she finds particularly erotic. 

By Abby Feiner
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Padma Lakshmi returned to the Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen Clubhouse on March 9, and the Bravo’s Top Chef host didn’t hold back when she was prompted to share some intimate fun facts about herself. 

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During a game of “Pillow Talk,” host Andy Cohen asked Padma, “What food is your biggest turn-on?” and she immediately responded, “Frozen grapes.” Moments later, she had the exact same answer when he asked, “What’s your most unusual turn-on?”

As for her go-to dish to prepare when cooking for “someone that you really care about,” Padma shared, “Anything in a bowl. Preferably something you can slurp.”

Padma previously shared an eyebrow-raising use for frozen grapes during a 2019 appearance on WWHL. When asked about foods that can be used in the bedroom, specifically for oral sex, she declared, “I have a good one.”

“It’s not necessarily for oral sex, but yes it is, if it’s for the women,” she continued. “Freeze grapes. Wash your grapes, pat them dry with paper towels. Use the green ones, not the red or black, because those stain the sheets. I want to be thorough about this. Put them in a ziplock bag in the freezer, and you can use them like Ben Wa.”

Grapes aside, Padma has a few other go-to foods for her everyday bites. “I have to eat in the morning before my workout because I won’t make it through my workout if I don’t,” she told EatingWell in 2021. The publication noted at the time that she opts for “slices or chunks of papaya along with dahi (Indian yogurt) with a small drizzle of spicy maple syrup and a sprinkle of cinnamon” as her breakfast, and “lunch is often leftovers from the night before, such as dal, rice and a vegetable, a turkey sandwich, or some chicken soup.” Dinners, meanwhile, “include frittatas, dal and rice, simple pastas, and fried rice and vegetables with a fried egg on top.”

Padma shared that she continues to eat “a lot of yogurt” throughout the day. “It helps calm my tummy with spicy food. It also just makes me feel good,” she said. “I think it’s nice to have a little bit with every meal, or most meals, if you can.”

As for her “go-to cocktail,” she tends to favor “something with tequila.”

Check out the video above to see more from Padma’s recent appearance on WWHL. 

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