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Top (Model) Chef: Love, Loss, and What We Ate by Padma Lakshmi

You may know Padma as that willowy model from the runway, or from her marriage to Salman Rushdie, or from her high-profile show, Top Chef. Whatever the way you know her, Lakshmi’s memoir Love, Loss and What We Ate details her lifelong love affair with nourishment.

Lakshmi goes into detail about all manner of things,

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Winning the Holiday Potluck with the Pioneer Woman

It’s the time of the year when you can be sure of one thing–working in a corporate environment means potluck meals! Since I’m a huge fan of something easy, I sometimes look to my favorite chefs and cookbooks to assist in this trying time–I was able to take a dish I’d read about (and fell in love with at home) on the Pioneer Woman’s website and make it potluck friendly.

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