Padma Lakshmi Slams US Professor Tom Nichols Who Called ‘Indian Food Terrible’

Soon after Tom Nichols, who is a professor at the U.S Naval War College, called Indian food terrible, it sparked a major online controversy and backlash. Joining in the protest and slamming the professor is Salman Rushdie's former partner and celebrity chef Padma Lakshmi. She asked him, “Do you not have tastebuds?”

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Padma Lakshmi Slams US Professor Tom Nichols Who Called ‘Indian Food Terrible’

Internet is a crazy place! Recently, a US professor took to Twitter to share his controversial opinion on Indian food. It all happened when a user asked people to quote a tweet with the most controversial food opinion. Re-Tweeting to it, Tom Nichols, who is a professor at the U.S Naval War College gave his honest opinion about food, that too Indian food. And when we talk about India(n) you know how desi netizens are.

Taking to Twitter, US professor called Indian food ‘terrible’  and said, “Indian food is terrible and we pretend it isn’t.” And that was it. Tom Nichols was trolled for his statement. His other Tweet read, “If Indian food is any indication, that’s the cuisine they’ll be serving on the way down.” His statement sparked a controversy. Replying to him, Bravo TV’s celebrity chef Padma Lakshmi slammed him and asked, “Do you not have tastebuds?” (ALSO READ: 7 Glamorous Padma Lakshmi Pics From Her Instagram)

A columnist Monica Jasuja wrote, “This condition has a cure via the gastronomic brilliance that Indian food is which itself is vast,varying by geography,religion,region,language and even country. You have possibly never tasted such a spectrum of taste, aromas & spices in the US.Invite you to india to be our guest”

Shashi Tharoor’s son, Ishaan re-tweeted and said, “ The thing that gets me here more than the stunted palate is the use of “we.” So, Indians in Tom’s world are also “pretending” that their cuisine is terrible? Or do they not exist in Tom’s sense of community? I think we know the answer.” (ALSO READ: Padma Lakshmi Opens Up About Being Raped At 16: “It Will Only Hurt For A While, He Said”)


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