"In truth, I am a single mother. But I don't feel alone at all in parenting my daughter. Krishna has a whole other side of her family who loves her, too. And so Krishna is parented by me, but also by her grandmother and aunts and cousins and uncles and friends."
"It is strange to be known so universally and yet to be so lonely."Padma Lakshmi on Albert Einstein
"Alone we can do so little together we can do so much."Padma Lakshmi on Helen Keller
"It's often just enough to be with someone. I don't need to touch them. Not even talk. A feeling passes between you both. You're not alone."Padma Lakshmi on Marilyn Monroe
"Associate with men of good quality if you esteem your own reputation for it is better to be alone than in bad company."Padma Lakshmi on George Washington
"I restore myself when I'm alone."Padma Lakshmi on Marilyn Monroe
"I think wine is such a big universe that it's kind of like food - it's intimidating to a lot of people, myself included."
"People always comment about my clothes. They don't think a fashionable woman can love food and be knowledgeable and actually cook."
"The best thing you can do for someone is make them a beautiful plate of food. How else can you invade someone's body without actually touching them?"
"Wine, like food, is so emotional. If you think about it, so much of the courting ritual is surrounded by wine and food. There's a built-in romance to wine."
"I really like to sometimes go into food detox and eat very simply."