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The Daily Dish Top Chef

Padma Lakshmi Is So Over This Top Chef Cooking Technique

The foodie came clean about her competition pet peeve on Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen. 

By Jenny Berg
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As a judge on Top Chef, Padma Lakshmi is known for her discriminating taste. The famous foodie has written her own cookbooks, sampled cooking styles from all over the world, and tasted thousands of innovative dishes from rising and established chefs alike. So, you'll excuse her if she's a wee bit tough to impress. 

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But, is there anything a chef can do to make Padma roll her eyes before even tasting a dish?

When the gourmand stopped by Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen on Valentine's Day, a fan sent in a question that cut straight to the chase. He asked in an e-mail, "Padma, what is the most overrated cooking technique you think the chefs use to try to impress the judges?" 

The answer to that question caused Padma and Andy to reminisce about Marcel Vingneron's enthusiasm for the technique. Watch the clip above to hear Padma spill the Top Chef tea — and next time you try to impress your dinner guests, you may want to avoid using the cooking technique she shades.

Plus, keep watching to see Padma share which dish she loved the best from the most recent season. (Hint: It's sort of like an "Indian knish.")

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