Spicing thing up! Padma Lakshmi sizzles in cream dress with embroidered jacket and suede boots while promoting her new book
She's an actress, model, host of Bravo cooking competition show Top Chef and cookbook author.
Padma Lakshmi was looking pretty spicy too on Wednesday as she hit up Extra in New York City to talk about her latest tome The Encyclopedia of Spices and Herbs: An Essential Guide to the Flavors of the World.
The 46-year-old showcased her slender figure in a loosely fitting pale cream dress with a tailored jacket patterned with exotic embroidered ostriches.
Spice is nice: Padma Lakshmi heated things up nicely with her unique outfit as she visited Extra in NYC on Wednesday to promote her new book on spices
In addition to the 'wild' blazer were a pair of thigh-skimming, taupe suede boots.
She let her dark hair unfurl in a mass of waves and curls around her shoulders to give her appearance an overall sauciness.
If she was looking exceptionally 'spicy' and 'saucy,' it might be because she's an accomplished chef in the kitchen who knows her stuff.
All you wanted to know and more: The 46-year-old Top Chef host posed with a copy of The Encyclopedia of Spices and Herbs: An Essential Guide to the Flavors of the World
Take your footwear thigh high in Stuart Weitzman
Padma Lakshmi made an appearance on Extra in NYC to promote her new book on spices and herbs and she looked better than ever. The Top Chef host donned a white mini dress topped by an embroidered jacket and she finished off the look with some thigh high boots.
You may recognize these suede beauties. With their telltale lace up to the rear they are of course Stuart Weitzman.
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Birds of a feather: Padma dressed up her simple cream dress with an embroidered ostrich jacket and suede boots
Her latest book is packed with information about these 'Flavors of the World' and their benefits - such as weight loss.
'If you know how to use spices, you can revolutionize your cooking. It's how I always stay skinny,' Padma recently told People Now.
'It is easy to make food delicious if you just add bacon and butter, which we all love, but if you want to slim down, you want to eat healthy, understanding just a few key spices, can change the way you eat and keep you on your diet.
Top Chef in taupe: Padma's thigh-high boots set off her slender figure perfectly
Intrepid traveler: The India-born beauty grew up in America but has traveled to many places around the world
Some of her fave spices are Urfa Chile from Turkey, Star Anise very popular in Chinese and Vietnamese cooking, and Garam Masala very popular in Northern India.
Padma explained how she came to learn about these unique ingredients.
'I spent my life traveling all over the world. I'm from India but I grew up in America,' Padma added. 'I was always interested in spices.'
Slim and sultry: Padma displayed her fabulous physique in a racy selfie last week proving her philosophy that knowing how to use spices helps her to 'stay skinny'
Padma is known for her tasty dishes and her fashion sense, but she is also a devoted mom.
The raven-haired beauty has a six-year-old daughter, Krishna, from a previous relationship with venture capitalist Adam Dell.
The former wife of novelist Salman Rushdie recently shared a risque snap in which she wears just her black lacy underwear.
'Don't hate because I'm in lingerie. Moms do that sometimes,' she captioned the picture.
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