Padma Lakshmi's Love Affair!

Is "Top Chef" star Padma Lakshmi cooking up a new love affair?

That rumor is toast! But the former vegetarian is sharing her love affair with food with Hardee's! "Extra" was on set when Lakshmi shot a spot for the fast food chain's Western Bacon Thickburger -- which Padma admits she can't put down! "I would scarf them down," she confesses. "I would inhale them."