Padma Lakshmi and daughter Krishna Thea, 13 months, were all smiles after lunch at Da Silvano in New York City on Friday afternoon.

By peoplestaff225
March 21, 2011 01:00 PM

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Padma Lakshmi and daughter Krishna Thea, 13 months, were all smiles after lunch at Da Silvano in New York City on Friday afternoon.

“She comes to the set all the time,” the Top Chef judge, 40, told PEOPLE at the Endometriosis Foundation of America‘s 3rd Annual Blossom Ball in New York City later that night.

“She has a nursery next to my dressing room.”

And does Krishna give her opinions on the dishes like Mom? “No,” laughs Lakshmi. “She’s not allowed to eat that rich food!”

— Reporting by Jeffrey Slonim

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