Padma Lakshmi Introduces Dismemberment, Cannibalism to ‘Top Chef,’ Our Fantasies


Host Lakshmi, with full complement of toes.Photo: Bravo

The freakazoid highlight of last night’s Top Chef premiere, provided by host and Salman squeeze Padma Lakshmi in response to a contestant’s decision to fry a snake:

Anything can stand up to frying. You can fry my toe and if you batter it right, it’s going to taste good.”

We don’t know if we’re hungry, horny, or nauseous.