Celebrating Women's History Month
Celebrating Women's History Month

This Women’s History Month, read some of our best stories on icons across politics, music, food, art, business, comedy, and more.

In celebration of Women’s History Month, here are just 10 of The Juggernaut's best stories on icons across politics, music, food, art, business, comedy, and more.

The Evolution of Padma Lakshmi

by Snigdha Sur

Her latest show “Taste the Nation” is just the culmination of who she’s always been: an authentic food writer, history nerd, and steward of culture.

Padma Lakshmi (Shyama Golden for The Juggernaut)

Padma Lakshmi (Shyama Golden for The Juggernaut)

When I was young, I would rush home to watch Food Network. First, it would be Gale Gand, who would make delectable desserts in a show called Sweet Dreams. But once a week, after that, it would be Padma Lakshmi, who’d make warm Indian rice pudding or saffron and preserved lemon-scented shrimp rice pilaf for a show called Melting Pot: Padma’s Passport. It was so strange and exciting to see someone like me up there on the national stage. The year was 2001.

By the end of the year, most Americans would know what Afghanistan and Al Qaeda were. They’d be angry at Brown people that didn’t look like them. In some ways, not much has changed in the intervening years. But more and more people know of Lakshmi.

Since 2001, Lakshmi has gone on to star in a Bollywood film, write a memoir, host a special for Planet Food where she traveled the world, serve as a judge for Bravo’s Top Chef, have a child, write a searing 

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