About Padma Lakshmi

Padma Lakshmi

Padma Lakshmi is an actress, model, and the host of Bravo TV’s Top Chef. She’s also the author of two cookbooks, Easy Exotic, and her most recent title, Tangy Tart Hot & Sweet. @padmalakshmi

Three pieces of crispy fried chicken on grease-stained paper.

Crispy Fried Chicken

This blissfully crunchy, irreverently easy, crazily unconventional coating is everything we never knew we wanted in fried chicken.

Chili Butter

Chili Honey Butter

Sweet, spicy, and just a little sassy. That’s what we think of this sensational synthesis of everyday ingredients. Slather it at will.