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" During the course of filming 'Top Chef,' I gain 15 lbs., so I'm used to needing two dress sizes. "
" People are thrown off by someone who looks feminine, but is also strong. It's not that pretty girls aren't smart, it's that women aren't strong. "
" I love clothes, but really I don't have that much to say about skirts. Before I was writing, I went to fashion shows only when the designer was a good friend and I was there to show support. "
" I'm not tough. I'm tenacious. "
" I am a sufferer of endometriosis. I didn't want any young women to go through what I went through. I thought that people should know about it. "
" From the simple stringing together of lemon garlands for the goddess Durga, to dividing the prasadam or blessed foods for the children first, I came to associate food not only with feminity, but also with purity and divinity. "
" For a long time, I didn't know what I wanted to be when I grew up. I was desperate to find something that fit me and I just decided that if I could organically make a professional living out of the things that interested me, then I would be a happy person. "
" I work out all the time! I don't just sit around and eat burgers whenever I want. Oh, if I could I probably would, but I don't. "
" Wine, like food, is so emotional. If you think about it, so much of the courting ritual is surrounded by wine and food. There's a built-in romance to wine. "
" I never Tweet about my daughter. Never. I just want to be respectful of her privacy. My job as a mom is to know when to open my mouth and when not to. "
" Every country I would go to, even if it was just on a modeling job, I would go to their markets. If I went to Morocco for 'Elle' magazine, I would be in the spice markets during my off time and just come back with a suitcase full of stuff that I really wanted to try. "
" The best thing you can do for someone is make them a beautiful plate of food. How else can you invade someone's body without actually touching them? "
" If you like a wine that you drink, now with your phone, it's so easy. Just take a picture of the label. You learn about it. You learn where it comes from and what the soil is like and why you like it. And that'll lead you to another wine. "
" I'm the kind of girl who thinks about what she's gonna cook for dinner when she's finishing her lunch. "
" I'm not attached to things at all. I'm very lucky to have quite a few beautiful things, but if I look back at my life, I was often happiest when I had very little. "
" I tend to sleep in the nude... I'm a sensual-leaning woman. You have to use the word 'leaning' or it sounds like I'm boasting. "
" I've always thought the back is one of the most beautiful parts of a woman. I've created four versions of the front-to-back necklace which actually gives you two necklaces in one. I love the way they swing and catch the light as a woman is walking away. You almost want to pull on it and stop her! "
" I love seafood. I'm not a vegetarian but I'm probably a pescetarian. "
" I was lucky to have a successful career as a model, but that was just a way to pay off my college loans. "
" I don't have any stigma attached to my body. When I'm in my own private space, I have very little on. "
" Where is it written that a smart woman can't also be stacked? "
" I know most people use their phones to tell time, but there's something very romantic and beautiful about a timepiece. "
" I wasn't like those girls who give birth and are back on the runway. It took me probably six months to gain 45 pounds and I would say it took me double that time to lose it. "
" The cookbooks and the writing in general have been a real bonus, but it's not something I've ever pursued... I've been lucky, I guess. "
" You don't want your jewelry to make you look fat. A lot of what's out there now does - you just wind up looking like a Christmas tree. "
" Every city has a Donald Trump; ours is just the Trumpiest. "
" You don't need expensive classes and all kinds of weird equipment if you really want to be in shape. There are great ways to do it that are very economical, it just takes a time commitment, even if it means waking up a half hour a day before the rest of the household gets up because that's the only time you have. "
" I think wine is such a big universe that it's kind of like food - it's intimidating to a lot of people, myself included. "
" It doesn't matter how precisely the onion is cut as long as the person chewing it is happy. "
" I like me better naked. I don't mean that in a vain way... When you put clothes on, you immediately put a character on. Clothes are adjectives, they are indicators. When you don't have any clothes on, it's just you, raw, and you can't hide. "
" All chefs are like Jewish mothers. They want to feed you and feed you and impress you. It's an eagerness to please. "