Ethical Eating

Padma Lakshmi Lets Man Eat Ham Off Her Body (Video)

Some lucky bastard got to eat a piece of Iberico ham off of Padma Lakshmi's body last evening.

No, it's not some lame Top Chef dream sequence. This really happened. In front of thousands of people. And that man was some stranger. OK -- he did donate $1,000 to charity, so we guess it's all good.

According to the Washington Post, the meat-eating occurred at the annual Capital Food Fight, a food & wine event benefiting DC Central Kitchen.


The event, which was attended by Anthony Bourdain, Andrew Zimmern,

Carla Hall, and Jose Andres, raised more than $600,000 -- including the

grand that Lakshmi got for letting someone eat a slice of pig flesh from her flesh.

What

else happened at the Food Fight? Apparently Andrew Zimmern showed

everyone a picture of squirrel testicles and Padma Lakshmi threatened

Tony Bourdain with a light sabre.  Jose Andres snapped a photo:


Here's an eight second video of the eating binge --- just long enough for you to wish it were you:



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Laine Doss is the food and spirits editor for Miami New Times, covering the restaurant and bar scene in South Florida. She has been featured on Cooking Channel’s Eat Street and Food Network’s Great Food Truck Race. Doss won an Alternative Weekly award for her feature on what it’s like to wait tables. In a previous life, she appeared off-Broadway and shook many a cocktail as a bartender at venues in South Florida and New York City. When she’s not writing, you can find Doss running some marathon then celebrating at the nearest watering hole.
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