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Love, Loss, and What We Ate
Love, Loss, and What We Ate: A Memoir | Padma Lakshmi
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A vivid memoir of food and family, survival and triumph,Love, Loss, and What We Atetraces the arc of Padma Lakshmis unlikely path from an immigrant childhood to a complicated life in front of the cameraa tantalizing blend of Ruth ReichlsTender at the Boneand Nora EphronsHeartburnLong before Padma Lakshmi ever stepped onto a television set, she learned that how we eat is an extension of how we love, how we comfort, how we forge a sense of homeand how we taste the world as we navigate our way through it. Shuttling between continents as a child, she lived a life of dislocation that would become habit as an adult, never quite at home in the world. And yet, through all her travels, her favorite food remained the simple rice she first ate sitting on the cool floor of her grandmothers kitchen in South India.Poignant and surprising,Love, Loss, and What We Ateis Lakshmis extraordinary account of her journey from that humble kitchen, ruled by ferocious and unforgettable women, to the judges table ofTop Chefand 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 her Brahmin grandfathera brilliant engineer with an irrepressible sweet toothto 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.Love, Loss, and What We Ateis an intimate and unexpected story of food and familyboth the ones we are born to and the ones we createand their enduring legacies.
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BBooks
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Someone told me that books that make you feel things you don't like are actually good for you, growth or something like that.... so many times I thought of bailing on this book but her voice was so enchanting and it was out of my comfort zone to read so I finished it but was still a so so read for me.
I've never seen Top Chef so went into this read knowing nothing about her.

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britt_brooke
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Pickpick

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ I‘ve watched Top Chef off & on for several seasons, but have never been a massive Padma fan, admittedly because I knew nothing about her. Growing up, she had one foot in America, the other in India, not feeling as though she fit in either place. There‘s depth to her story. She‘s more than a pretty face & a ropy scar. Here, Padma lays her life bare discussing her health & relationships with candor. There isn‘t much sugar-coating, if any.

TheBookHippie One of my favorite discoveries was this memoir. 9mo
britt_brooke @TheBookHippie It really kind of blew me away. It was much more than I was expecting. 💚 9mo
vkois88 I haven't watched many seasons, maybe two or three at most, but always found her intriguing. She's strikingly beautiful and seems very intelligent. I'd love to read more about her life! #Stacked 9mo
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cariashley She‘s so fantastic ❤️ 9mo
britt_brooke @vkois88 It‘s a really great read and very well-written! She‘s had an interesting life. 9mo
britt_brooke @cariashley I have an entirely new respect for her now. 💚 9mo
MicheleinPhilly @TheBookHippie @britt_brooke SAME. My perceptions of her were based completely on her looks and tabloid coverage of her relationships. I was blown away by this and my admiration for her grew tenfold. 9mo
TNbookworm Great review! 9mo
britt_brooke @MicheleinPhilly That‘s exactly how I felt. I‘m so happy I read this. 9mo
britt_brooke @TNbookworm Thank you! 💚 9mo
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ReadingEnvy
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I've had this on my Kindle for years, and I think I thought she'd be shallow or full of herself so I didn't crack it open. Instead I found Padma Lakshmi to be refreshingly open, honest, and direct about her relationships, health issues, career, and her love for food. She starts in 2007 when she moves out of the home she shared with Salman Rushdie, then goes back in time before catching us up to the almost present.

britt_brooke I just finished this today. I had put off reading it for the same reason, but was also pleasantly surprised. 9mo
ReadingEnvy @britt_brooke yeah! I'm glad you thought so too. 9mo
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britt_brooke
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▶️🎧 Really enjoying Padma‘s memoir so far. I started listening to it in honor of the Top Chef Kentucky finale tomorrow night. My good friend Chef Sara Bradley is a finalist!! 👩🏻‍🍳🍽👏🏻 I‘m so proud of her. Freight House, her restaurant in our hometown Paducah Ky, is the first farm-to-table in the area plus it‘s an impressive bourbon bar. 🥃 Great things are happening for Sara!! It‘s been a blast watching her on TV!

BarbaraTheBibliophage I‘ve been routing for her! It‘s been such a great season. 9mo
Beachesnbooks I hope your friend wins, she‘s my favorite! 9mo
britt_brooke @BarbaraTheBibliophage @Beachesnbooks Yay! Thanks for cheering her on. She‘s such a fun person as you can tell from the show. In the last 4 years, she‘s opened her restaurant, met and married her husband, and is now pregnant with a baby girl due in just a few weeks. 💕 Winning Top Chef would be the icing on the cake! (edited) 9mo
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WhatWouldJaneDo So excited for the finale tomorrow. Sara is my pick to win, she's been killing it lately! I read Padma's book a couple of years ago and really enjoyed it as well, I thought she was really open and vulnerable. It went beyond the fun anecdote style in a lot of celeb memoirs. 9mo
britt_brooke @WhatWouldJaneDo 🙌🏻🙌🏻 She‘s been on fire since the waffle incident. She currently has a dish called “chicken and not-boxed waffles” on her restaurant menu. 😆 Padma‘s book is far exceeding my expectations. 9mo
litenthusiast I've really enjoyed this season. I've been cheering for Sarah from the beginning. I really hope she wins. Plus, it makes me want to visit KY. 9mo
WhatWouldJaneDo Hahaha I may need to make a pilgrimage to Kentucky just to eat that! She's been one of my faves the whole time but I'm loving seeing all her long term prep the last few weeks, like having taken care of her garden and trying to learn some Chinese before they left for Macau. 9mo
britt_brooke @litenthusiast Thanks for cheering her on! She‘s a great person. 💕 I love that they‘ve highlighted my home state this season. 💚 I left 17 years ago, but it‘s home. It‘s where all my family is. 9mo
Prairiegirl_reading Sara is totally my favourite this season too. I have really enjoyed how this season has purely been about the food and very little drama between the chefs. 9mo
britt_brooke @WhatWouldJaneDo 💚 Her garden was amazing. When she made the matzo balls for her mom, Bebe (who makes all the deserts at Sara‘s restaurant), that was so special. I‘ve heard that‘s also currently on her restaurant‘s menu. I really need to make a trip “home” just to eat there while this stuff is available! 9mo
britt_brooke @Prairiegirl_reading It really has been a low-key season full of awesome, likable chefs. 9mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage @Prairiegirl_reading Yes—we have appreciated that any drama just got edited out. But honestly, all the chefs were so lovely. Maybe there wasn‘t drama! 🤷🏼‍♀️🤓 9mo
LeahBergen Ohhhh! I‘ve been watching (most) of this season and love her!! 9mo
britt_brooke @LeahBergen 💚 She‘s such a fun person. I‘m happy that‘s coming across on the show! 9mo
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LibLib
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Pickpick

The title of this book is aptly named! It really was all about love, loss and what was eaten. I love Padma on Top Chef so I was eager to read this and really enjoyed it. There were moments where I think she was trying to hard to prove how smart she was with her words, but it was great getting to know her more through this audio book. She has the most soothing voice ever so if you need something calming, read this. #femaleauthor #food #love

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Lindy
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Any guesses what books might be wrapped up as blind dates?
Left: The story of one mother‘s tragic loss and one man‘s last chance for solution.
Right: Breakups burn! What better way of dressing your emotional wounds than with your favourite foods?
[Seen at a used bookstore/coffee shop in Edmonton yesterday.]

monalyisha Right is: ❤️🔥 1y
Lindy @monalyisha I believe it. It all matches. 😁 1y
Prairiegirl_reading @monalyisha I think you are totally right! I had no idea on either! 1y
Lindy @emtobiasz That sounds spot on. I bet you‘re right. 🏆 1y
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SarahRotenberry

Ive kind of always thought she's an interesting person when Ive seen her in interviews and read articles about her. Her history, stance on women‘s health issues and her foodie/homecook status made me hope for the best with this one.
Unfortunately, I could only find her interesting for about 40 pages before her writing just really turned me off. Sorry, Padma.

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Riveted_Reader_Melissa
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I have to do a few #Recommendsday posts today, last one I promise! I picked this one up for a challenge two years ago, and was pleasantly surprised. I have never followed her career and knew almost nothing about her going in, and although some have bashed this book because of info on her former, famous husband (again I had no idea going in), I found the book honest, and with a lot of female empowerment as she found her own way and her own voice...

Riveted_Reader_Melissa ...through her divorce, health issues, and some very interesting cultural divides between her life here and family in India....all of which has lead her to be the open advocate she is for endometriosis, healthcare, and other woman‘s issues today. 2y
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JacqMac
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These kindle deals get me every time. That one click button is dangerous. But $1.99.

MicheleinPhilly Worth it, IMO. I was surprised by how much I liked this. 2y
ReadingEnvy I snagged this from Kindle and later found out the audio is awesome.... 2y
JacqMac @MicheleinPhilly Good to know. I have been wanting to read it for awhile. 2y
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JacqMac @ReadingEnvy My attention span can‘t handle audio very well. I always get too distracted. 2y
Kshakal I saw this and am trying to be strong but who am I kidding I will probably buy it! 2y
JacqMac @Kshakal I have no doubt. Sorry, but you know we‘re all enablers. 😂 2y
Kshakal @JacqMac lol... very true!! 2y
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AileenRR
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Just started. Padma's doing a nice job reading her book so far. She's got a pleasant voice 👍🏽

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Ncostell
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Pickpick

I read this for my #nonfictionfood/drink for the #litsyreadingchallenge. I'm a long time fan of Top Chef and really enjoyed this memoir, especially her childhood memories of her time in India. She also spent much of her twenties traveling through Europe when she was modeling, learning to enjoy the cuisine of many different cultures.

MicheleinPhilly I was surprised by how much I enjoyed this. 2y
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cariashley
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Pickpick

Great memoir from Padma! I love Top Chef so always intended to pick this up, but didn't expect such an interesting life story. She jumped around a bit but overall this was really entertaining.

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cariashley
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I was so excited about my new wireless headphones, but I experienced the downside today when they died 5 minutes into my #audiorun. 🤦🏼‍♀️ Thank goodness my gym has TVs to keep me entertained! I really am enjoying this memoir though, and Padma reads it beautifully.

MarriedtoMrT The battery indicator on mine is a liar. It stays mostly full, drops a little, then suddenly dead. More warning please! 2y
cariashley @MarriedtoMrT I wasn't even paying attention to the indicator, I'm just so not used to it! It was only about 7 minutes from the first warning beep to going totally dead, which is really not enough time though 😒 2y
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cdreincarnate
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Sooo... I think I thought this book was something else when I impulsively checked out the audiobook from my library. Having read "Joseph Anton" when it came out, I had serious reservations about this book, as Rushdie had nothing good to say about his 4th wife. But there are 2 sides to every story and I'm so glad I decided to get this one as I fell in love with Lakshmi. Her love of food didn't hurt, as I've always been an adventurous foodie myself.

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FictionFox
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This book has been wonderful AND has recipes inside!! I can't wait to try some of them out.

celtichik I really liked this one, I read it before I knew much about her, other than her famous exhusband, of course. 2y
FictionFox @celtichik I'm loving it. I didn't really know much about either of them, to be honest, but I'm so glad I picked this up 2y
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writerlibrarian
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I write these up in my journal but I though I could mix it differently here. Friday's inbox/outbox. #fridayinboxoutbox

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aeeklund
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I've been meaning to pick this one up for a while, and I came across a used copy today. Perfect timing, considering #TheSatanicVersesBuddyRead is underway! Such an interesting examination of #family in this book, both Lakshmi's own and as a theme. #jubilantjuly

LeahBergen I've been curious about the Rushdie bits in this one! 2y
aeeklund @LeahBergen So far I'm finding it fascinating, particularly having read his side of some of it as well. It's obvious they loved each other, but ultimately were NOT the answer for each other. 2y
ReadingEnvy This would be an interesting read. 2y
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Jess7
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My pick for the 📚 #ReadingWomenMonth challenge 📚Day 28: #BooksAboutFood is: Love, Loss, and What We Ate by #PadmaLakshmi #TBR #Memoirs #BeautifulCover 🙌🏼

Note: Day 30 is now #FridayReads

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tea.n.books
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Oh hey.. Padma got me a bingo! Now to go for the cover all 📚 #litsyreadingchallenge

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tea.n.books
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Mehso-so

⭐️⭐️⭐️ I enjoyed the first half of the book and her memories of growing up in India and NYC and her modeling/acting career, but that made the second half of the book so much more disappointing. She was way too good for all the men in her life and she forgave their gross behavior way too easily 😕 I could however listen to Padma Lakshmi recite recipes all day. #audiobook #memoir #celebrity

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tea.n.books
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#audiobook read by the author on my way Up North to our little farm. I hadn't known that Padma Lakshmi was married to Salaman Rushdie. I'm mildly tempted to refer to him now as her ex instead of as the famous author 😝 #memoir #food

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ValerieAndBooks
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Mehso-so

I knew very little about her other than her being married to Salman Rushdie and Top Chef which I've never seen but this was a $1.99 ebook purchase #becauseofLitsy. Found the India culture and foodie parts interesting but her personal life left a bad taste in my mouth. Not trying to judge, but her saying that men do this all the time when she was two-timing (and oops, got pregnant w/o being sure which was the father) made me 😬. Almost a pan!

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Elise.Ozarowski
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Every time I read a food memoir I remember how much I love food memoirs.

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EllieDottie
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I know this got mixed reviews but this was everything I wanted from a memoir! She was so honest and I found her life incredibly interesting! #favoritememior #GIVEAWAYTHETRUTH

MicheleinPhilly I was so pleasantly surprised by this one. Loved it! 3y
EllieDottie @MicheleinPhilly I know I liked it a lot more than I originally thought I would! I'm so glad I picked it up! 3y
ApoptyGina69 Definitely interested. I agree, mixed reviews have made me hold off, but this post and comments have changed my mind. Def in this year's #TBR. 3y
EllieDottie @ApoptyGina69 I hope you enjoy it!! 3y
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RealLifeReading
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So I've been listening to Padma Lakshmi's memoir on audiobook and she's talking about her relationship with Salman Rushdie. I've tried to read The Ground Beneath Her Feet (although that was quite a few years ago) and didn't finish it. But I would like to try again, probably with a different book. Any suggestions of which Rushdie book would be a good one to read?

Bambolina_81 Midnight's Children is a wonderful read and I think one of the easiest to follow. Fury is also good if you'd light a slimmer novel to try first 😊 3y
cathysaid I enjoyed Shalimar the Clown. 3y
Mel I second Midnight's Children! 3y
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SaraBeagle Midnight's Children or (edited) 3y
LauraBrook Yes, what @SaraBeagle said! They're my two favorites of his. 3y
SoniaC I've read Haroun and the Sea of Stories, Satanic Versus and Two Years Eight Months and Twenty Eight Nights. I really liked all three. 3y
LeahBergen Midnight's Children is a favourite of mine. ❤ 3y
ReadingEnvy Midnights Children is ... the only one I've read but I liked it! 3y
Ruri_kaichou I read Two Years Eight Months and Twenty-Eight Nights. It was ok. There were a lot of things I like but it felt scattered. 3y
outis I love just about anything Rushdie writes (particularly Midnight's Children, Enchantress of Florence, Moor's Last Sigh, Haroun, & Two Years...), but I'd recommend Haroun as a delightful & very sophisticated starting point. You might even end up reading it to the boys one day.... 3y
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caitlin.reads.books
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Stayed up way too late last night finishing this one because I just didn't want to put it down. I loved it! Padma weaves in the past with the present and provides a vivid and genuine account of her life so far. I like her even more now than I already did from watching Top Chef. If you like celebrity memoirs, I highly recommend this one. Cheers! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

EllieDottie I really liked this book too!! 3y
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caitlin.reads.books
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Bedtime reading for the last few nights. Over halfway through and loving this one. Padma is honest and genuine which makes for a great memoir.

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caitlin.reads.books
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I couldn't resist ordering this book from Amazon after finishing this season of Top Chef. Getting to read a sample on my kindle makes me even more excited to get the hard copy! #memoir #nonfiction

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Ja_Mez
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Mehso-so

A sad and interesting memoir by Top Chef's Padma Lakshmi. Quite interesting if your a fan of Lakshmi herself, but be prepared for a bit of privileged whining.

https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/1915891004

#bookstagram #booksandcoffee #books #bookreview #padmalakshmi #audiobook

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Vicky
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Chassie
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Pickpick

I've always had mixed feelings about Lakshmi as a tv host. She's beautiful and mysterious, but I've often found her a bit cold. This book has changed my mind about that totally. She's lived a very interesting life, and I enjoyed reading this. I also loved hearing about her family and the close relationship she has with them. Oh. And the food. I love reading/listening to smart people talk about delicious food, and this totally fits that bill.🥘

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Heather_Reads
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Pickpick

I had a great time listening to this audiobook. I didn't know anything about Lakshmi going into it and I really enjoyed hearing her story - she's a woman getting shit done and I love that. She's a wonderful narrator and wonderful to listen to. I think the book could have been trimmed a little, but who am I to dictate how someone should tell their life story?

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ElizabethAndino
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I visited my local botanical gardens today for the first time. The wintry weather made me seek out a warm refuge. I was delighted to find several of these little nooks that invite guests to sit and read for awhile amongst the quail, tortoises and peaceful waterfalls. There's even a little free library! I'll be coming back soon!

Tigerbook Love the pic! 3y
Branwen What a beautiful place to sit and read! :-) 3y
Bette Lovely. Looks peaceful. 👍❤️😊 3y
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Megabooks
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As someone with a lot of scars, this definitely resonates. 💕💕

Bostonmomx2 I try to avoid them at all costs 😕 3y
Megabooks @Bostonmomx2 Hers and mine are both from surgery due to car accidents. Can't avoid those! 3y
Bostonmomx2 Sorry, I meant photos, not scars 😕 so sorry you've been thru that. Sounds awful! 3y
Megabooks @Bostonmomx2 oh, yes, me too! 3y
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KarenUK
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#day26 #readjanuary #autobiography For someone who usually has a diet of mostly fiction... I seem to have read an awful lot of memoirs this month! Born a Crime on audio was amazing, and Alan Cummings memoir in pictures was as fun and off-beat as expected... just started Padma... I'm as big top chef fan so thought I'd give it a try.... 📚💕

theladygreer I don't read a lot of memoirs but I did read Padma's, and loved it. 3y
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Megabooks
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You've just finished the #24in48readathon. What do you do?
A. Clean your house. Sure, you got the laundry done, but it's a mess!
B. Go to the grocery. You're going to need food next week, right?
C. Start a new book!

Uh, C. I'm a hopeless reader! 🤣🤣📚

LauraBeth C!!! 3y
Pickingclover Add cook dinner to that list and there's my current dilemma! 3y
Megabooks @LauraBeth 👍🏻👍🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 3y
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Megabooks @Pickingclover I had a Boost for dinner. 🤣🤣🤣 3y
Pickingclover @Ebooksandcooks I'm going to read for another 15 min and then make spaghetti. 😂 3y
Joybishoptx Haha! I'm taking a break and talking to my kids. And then I'm probably going to finish this book.... 3y
Megabooks @Pickingclover nice and simple! 3y
Megabooks @Joybishoptx 😃👍🏻 3y
DebinHawaii Awesome! I am watching Mercy Street on PBS, writing a couple posts & getting back to the book I didn't finish probably--depending on how long I can stay awake! 😆 3y
Heatheringheights C for me, too! 3y
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Riveted_Reader_Melissa
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A shout out to Padma Lakshmi for talking on this march day about endometriosis, and the importance of Planned Parenthood, and women's healthcare issues.

Great book too, by the way!

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AnnieMay
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Pickpick

I really enjoyed listening to this - Lakshmi has a lovely voice and as someone who also has endometriosis it meant a lot to listen to her speak so eloquently and honestly about her experience with it. The best bits were obviously the food tho 🥗🍔🌭🍕🍤🧀🥒🥕🌽🍆🌶🍯🍿🍩🍪🍭

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MMenefee
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I love Top Chef; I had not considered the amount of food the judges sometimes have to eat, particularly at the beginning of each season when there are often 16 contestants.

Megabooks I remember that episode! 3y
BarbaraTheBibliophage She also has talked quite openly about how much weight she gains each season. I can't imagine it being possible not to do so. 3y
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MMenefee @BarbaraTheBibliophage I'm going to have to pass if they ever invite me to judge.😉 3y
BarbaraTheBibliophage Haha. I'd probably spend the whole season with a huge migraine! So many foods trigger me. But every time we watch I start drooling ... 😜 3y
Riveted_Reader_Melissa I really enjoyed this book, and I'm not even a Top Chef fan. 3y
MMenefee @Riveted_Reader_Melissa I'm enjoying it, too. 3y
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EllieDottie
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Pickpick

I enjoyed this book. I especially liked all the exploration of Indian culture and I really identified with her when she described living in two different worlds but not belonging to either! The one down point for me was that some of the food tie ins were a little forced. Also if you don't like memoirs where people explain their thought process behind their (bad) decision making, because it just sounds like excuses, then maybe skip this.

DebinHawaii I have this on my Kindle but have not read it yet. 👍📚 3y
EllieDottie @DebinHawaii it got pretty mixed reviews but I really enjoyed it!! 3y
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mhillis
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Mehso-so

Winter vacation read number seven! If you are looking for an interesting food memoir with recipes, then this might be for you. Good to discuss with the Top Chef fans in your life too!

Cinfhen Wait, just so -so??? What didn't you like? 3y
mhillis 😂😂 I wish there were a rating between pick and so-so! I recommend it but it's not the best ever! @Cinfhen 3y
Cinfhen I hear you! I know, there's a very fine line between pan ~so/so ~ and pick 😜 its definitely gonna fall under library choice 😉 3y
mhillis @Cinfhen Let me know what you think when you read it! 3y
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mhillis
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Eating a cranberry old-fashioned donut, reading this food memoir on my phone, and then studying Japanese this evening! #currentlyreading #booksandcoffee

Cinfhen Thanks, was looking for a good food memoir 💗 3y
Dolly Studying Japanese? How exciting is that! 😍 3y
LauraBeth This doughnut! 😍🍩 3y
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mhillis @Cinfhen I loved Top Chef but didn't know much about Padma. It's interesting and has recipes❣️ 3y
mhillis @Dolly I've been trying to pass a proficiency test for a few years now! I need to be more excited about studying😉 3y
mhillis @LauraBeth 🍩 Yes!! I just love old fashioned doughnuts and I'd never seen this flavor before!! It was delicious😂 3y
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abbylibrarian
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Mehso-so

Man, celebrity memoirs are my jam but this one was just so meandering, it was hard to stay interested. If it had been better organized I would have liked it more.

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abbylibrarian
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Husband bought me a pile of Sherpa blankets on #blackfriday sale this morning! Howie and I are so lucky (and cozy)! #catsoflitsy #howiereads

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MMenefee
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Good haul from Kindle this November. #photoadaynov16

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Riveted_Reader_Melissa
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#Recommendsday Still looking for a food memoir for a reading challenge? I read this one and really enjoyed it, not just food, but also relationships, serious health issues, and a wonderful look at some of the foods and customs of India. On sale at Amazon today!

Merethebookgal I don't know much about Top Chef, and maybe she touches on this in the book, but I know her more for founding the Endometriosis Foundation of America, and I've appreciated having a website to go to and learn more about this disease I was diagnosed with last year. She's really helping with publicizing the disease and getting more research funding, which is such a big deal. 3y
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @Merethebookgal she does talk about it, quite a bit. I was trying not to give away any spoilers. She talks about how she was undiagnosed for years, how her condition affected her, her marriage, her ability to have children, etc. I'd really recommend it! @Lizpixie and I discussed some of those medical issues parts when I posted quotes from it before. 3y
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @Merethebookgal although if you want to see those I see I posted those under the other listing for this book (oops) 3y
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NovelGirl82 I've considered reading it for that same reason @Merethebookgal. I was diagnosed quite a while a go, & had a hard battle before my hyst. It always makes you feel less alone to know there are others who have gone through the same struggle. 3y
ElizabethAndino I love when you post the sales! Thanks! 3y
Dragon I just bought the ebook for $1:99 👍 3y
Merethebookgal @Riveted_Reader_Melissa Thanks for sharing! I went back & read your older posts and I'm sorry @Lizpixie & @NovelGirl82 that you have to battle with this disease, too. Endo is terrible. I had surgery a little over a year ago, and it's made a huge difference, but it's always in the back of my mind that it can & (probably) will come back. One of my supervisors at work also has endo, & it's been really helpful having someone to talk to who gets it 💛 3y
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Matilda
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🔔📚🔔 and one more!

MicheleinPhilly I was really pleasantly surprised by how much I enjoyed this one! 3y
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Pickpick

LOVED this. I adore the show Top Chef and thought Padma was a badass, but her story outside of Top Chef is fascinating and a roller coaster of emotions. The descriptions of food are heavenly and the only thing I wanted more of was recipes. Definitely a great memoir to pick up.

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GameAndRead

"My love of cheese was liberated." She gets me, y'all, 100%.

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Y'all I am in love with this book! I'm not terribly far in yet but I am super sucked in to Padma's life, and also her descriptions of food are AHmazing.

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