They eventually worked out a custody agreement and are both heavily involved in their daughter's life. She and Krishna spend a lot of time together, especially in the kitchen.
""Krishna has her own mortar and pestle," she told .
"And I didn't want my daughter to ever feel like that." When she moved to America as a child, Padma Lakshmi had to adjust to the new dishes.
She was raised on a "lacto-vegetarian Hindu Brahmin diet" making meat-heavy American dishes difficult for her to eat.
She gradually adapted, though, developing the refined tastes that led to her career in the food industry.