Top Chef host Padma Lakshmi tells all about her new memoir

By Jessica Fecteau
Updated March 11, 2016 10:40 AM

From living in America as a young Indian woman to her rollercoaster of relationships, Padma Lakshmi is revealing intimate details about her life in her new memoir Love, Loss, And What We Ate.

In the book, on stands now, she opens up about her childhood, life as a mother to daughter, Krishna, 6 – and, yes – how she keeps such a svelte figure while being a host of the famed cooking show Top Chef.

The 45-year-old sat down with PEOPLE and Entertainment Weekly‘s editorial director to personally discuss the details. Watch The Jess Cagle Interview, in full, above!