Padma Lakshmi Dishes on COVID-Safe Season of ‘Top Chef’

“Extra’s” Nate Burleson spoke with Padma Lakshmi as she promoted the new season of “Top Chef.”

Along with discussing what’s different about this season, Padma opened up about her life under lockdown during the COVID-19 pandemic. She said, “I've been enjoying having a very legitimate excuse not to do a lot of busywork that I was doing, which I have no intention of doing again after quarantine is over.”

Lakshmi was joined by chef Tom Colicchio and culinary expert Gail Simmons.

“Top Chef” premieres April 1 on Bravo.

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