Ruth Reichl and Padma Lakshmi Are Not Long-Lost Sisters

Ruth Reichl and Padma Lakshmi make a Wolfgang Puck sandwich at yesterday’s event.Getty ImagesAt the Women in Communication Matrix Awards last night, Gourmet editor Ruth Reichl and Top Chef goddess Padma Lakshmi both spoke of their mothers. But, as Women’s Wear Daily points out, their mothers should perhaps not get together for coffee. Reichl told the audience that she wakes up every morning happy not to be her mother or even “any of the women of her generation.” Strong stuff! The easygoing Padma, meanwhile, told the crowd at the same event that, for her part, she’s living her mother’s dream: “I sit on my ass, I eat, and talk.” There are a lot of mothers and a lot of dreams out there.

Memo Pad [WWD]