Love, Loss, and What We Ate

A Memoir
CD - unabridged
Audio (10 discs)
Product Number: DD23927
Released: Mar 08, 2016
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781504696210
Narrator/s: Padma Lakshmi
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Description

Poignant and surprising, Love, Loss, and What We Ate is Lakshmi's extraordinary account of her journey from her family's humble kitchen, ruled by ferocious and unforgettable women, to the judges' table of Top Chef and beyond. It chronicles the fierce devotion of the remarkable people who shaped her along the way, from her headstrong mother who flouted conservative Indian convention to make a life in New York, to the man seemingly wrong for her in every way who proved to be her truest ally. A memoir rich with sensual prose and punctuated with evocative recipes, it is alive with the scents, tastes, and textures of a life that spans complex geographies both internal and external.

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Author(s): Padma Lakshmi
Awards:New York Times Bestseller

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eAudio
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Author(s): Padma Lakshmi
Narrator(s): Padma Lakshmi
Product Number Z100099196
Released: Mar 08, 2016
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9780062445254
eBook
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Author(s): Padma Lakshmi
Product Number EB00614092
Released: Mar 08, 2016
Business Term: 26 Circ
Publisher: Ecco
ISBN: #9780062202628

Professional reviews

"The host of "Top Chef" narrates her memoir as if she's telling her story to a trusted friend. She sounds expressive and vulnerable--revealing mistakes with a tone of regret, letting her love shine through the voices she creates for beloved family members, and enthusing about her passion for food, fashion, and travel. Lakshmi slips in and out of accents as she moves through her childhood in India and the U.S., her modeling career in Europe, her marriage to Salman Rushdie, her move into the world of food and "Top Chef," her struggles with endometriosis, and the relationships that led to the birth of her daughter. While aspects of Lakshmi's story have been celebrity gossip fodder, this well-crafted memoir will have broad appeal to listeners interested in remarkable lives. A.F. © AudioFile 2016, Portland, Maine"

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