"You don't want your jewelry to make you look fat. A lot of what's out there now does - you just wind up looking like a Christmas tree."
"Christmas is not a time nor a season, but a state of mind. To cherish peace and goodwill, to be plenteous in mercy, is to have the real spirit of Christmas."Padma Lakshmi on Calvin Coolidge
"He who has not Christmas in his heart will never find it under a tree."Padma Lakshmi on Roy L. Smith
"The main reason Santa is so jolly is because he knows where all the bad girls live."Padma Lakshmi on George Carlin
"Maybe Christmas, the Grinch thought, doesn't come from a store."Padma Lakshmi on Dr. Seuss
"A good conscience is a continual Christmas."Padma Lakshmi on Benjamin Franklin
"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."
"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."