"A Political Show Masquerading As A Food Show" - Padma Lakshmi On "Taste The Nation"

Joylandi 10-Iyn, 2021
Padma Lakshmi and Stephen crash the Late Show office kitchen to cook up some calamari and chat about her Hulu show, "Taste The Nation."

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  • I really dislike when shows try to do cooking segments. They never leave enough time for it, and it’s always a mess and, frankly a waste of time. Someone tell me what the point is. I’m sure it’s a pain to set it up, buying the food and arranging the cooking paraphernalia. And then it turns out crappy anyway. I don’t get it.

  • Looks like Padma had a facelift. She tries but her Indian accent comes out loud and clear.

  • stephen wants to be the central diva so he was jealous of padmas awesome beauty

  • I would shoot myself in the head if I watched Stephen everyday

  • Architeuthes is one of the largest invertebrates as Stephen subtly mentioned.

  • Ok but did they just switch from touching raw calamari to touching fresh salad ingredients without washing their hands? 😱 Just me???

  • Looks good! I will def be checking that show out. 💚🍴

  • Sorry Stephen I love your show but I can't watch segments with Padma because she's so beautiful it hurts my brain, eyes, and heart. For realz yo. Ever since she was a judge on Top Chef. Padma you are the most beautiful woman the earth has ever seen.

  • Everyone knows you don't order calamari in a restaurant lol it's almost always going to be swine anus and I'm not joking. How do you not know that come on Stephen????

  • Stephen was borderline rude to Padma in this one, esp. asking about her kid and not paying attention to her answer... sad! Padma is great!!

  • You do that too? 😄 For a long time, any restaurant I went to that had calamari, I would order it.

  • Salt is cheating.

  • “Do not try to bend the spoon” in a knife 🔪 fight

  • Stephen seriously needs to learn how to act during these cooking segments. He's always so dismissive and borderline rude to the guest. Pay attention and act like you care!!

    • Go watch Ellen do a cooking segment and then Stephen looks like a Master Class on the subject

    • Yes! I thought the same thing. He's usually really lovely but with some guests he can be quite rude.

    • @Rae Carson Did we watch the same segment? He just does whatever the heck he wants. He doesn't even wait for instructions. He's the one speeding it up! It should be about the guest in the first place. If he feels annoyed, as you suggest, then he should try to put his ego aside for a few minutes and make the segment more enjoyable for everyone.

    • Stephen only gets like this when the guest cook reduces Stephen to little more than a rapid-fire sous-chef -- all while expecting him to do things that he's never done before. They rarely (if ever) tell him how much, how small, or how spicy/salty/etc things need to be and that's when he gets (justifiably) annoyed. He's TRYING to get them to slow down a little and be a bit less wrapped up in themselves but when they won't? He gets bitey.

  • If you read her bio, this woman has navigated some real tough times in her life. Molested at 7, raped at 16. Accident that almost killed her. Battles with Endometriosis and runs a foundation to support and raise money for many other women suffering from it. Strong & independent single parent too. So yep, lot to admire. I'm sure she has her flaws too. Don't we all? At least we can appreciate the good one does.

  • Loved the first season.

  • Hilarious!!! Padma's looks like she wants to spank his ass for a second there.... Hee Hee Hee LMAO... Then she just stuffs his big mouth with a spoonful of Calamari, like here shut up you grown and old child.

  • Calamari lost it's appeal to me after "My Octopus Teacher" lol

  • First we add fruit... there's fruit in the pitcher, just fruit... next we add a whole bottle of white wine, and.... MOVIE MAGIC, star anise and cinnamon sticks are in the pitcher... seems really weird to just leave out the ingredients, steps-calamari, too, especially on a web video where we don't have time constraints. It also feels like more than a little fruit fell flat on the counter in this segment. The mood seems weird and she... just seems really impatient and unhappy to be there. I think Babish or Sonja (Sonya? not totally sure) would be way more compatible w/his personality.

  • Can’t stand the taste, chewing it’s like rubber, and Squid are very intelligent. It’s truly over indulgence.

  • He’s just obnoxious as Conan O’Brien was to Martha Stewart Ha ha🌜🍄🤩

  • I'm jealous that Steven gets to eat the tasty food. I require calamari. Lol, looks great.

  • Padma is so lovely

  • I don't understand the point of these cooking segments when they don't give us the recipe or even name all their ingredients on the segment. They might as well be making Play-Doh.

    • Let me see: squid, milk to rinse cooking oil seasoning (you decide your favorites) lemon There you go.

  • Padma? Or Gail?? 😍

  • Padma: "Swirl that around with your long spoon." Me: 😳 😛😝

  • I kind of love that Colbert pretty apparently hates her. She is a lifetime of privilege, poor communication, and desperate attention seeking behavior wrapped in a "brought to you by __insert paid marketing name" bs . Unsubscribe

    • @Jose Noriega oh snap super burn from the fanboy...? Cool, sure "marketing parties" oookay, that's a thing, maybe(?). Sounds like you're great too, a real winner, not a loser fantasizing about "marketing parties". Cmon where did your trauma come from that marketing seems super cool and posh to you? Did you not get the marketing position, or did you just lose the position. Either way please stop begging to be made fun of online. Who do you even feel you are defending?

    • Damn you got all of that from a short cooking segment... You must be super fun at party or what insert marketing bs parties you go to.

  • I like her lemon technique. Also, it's very sexy when she feeds Stephen.

  • LOL "Kirk Douglas fights this in twenty-thousand leagues under the sea" I always find it hilarious when late night hosts try their hand at cooking

    • For those who don't know, Kirk Douglas was a very athletic actor, lots of awards, famous movies. 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea is a famous science fiction novel by Jules Verne about a submarine. Note: Submarines did not exist at the time!!!!

  • Padma yelled at Stephen. That’s all. No Padma.

  • Cooking with Colbert WTF??? Covid memory wipe to this as a format! Works as Alan Partridge style 😁

  • If you save the squid ink it comes in handy later for the calligraphy vellum table seat cards (do this while the calamari sautees. Easy peasy!)

  • Stephen, you gotta stop interacting with the people behind the camera and interact with Padma

    • Right. Terrible interview and unusual for Stephen

  • "Calamari" aka pig bung hole

  • she is so the bomb

  • Calamari gets cooked 60 secs not 59 or 61 otherwise it's tough as

  • Indian women are so attractive =X

  • I marinate my calamari in sour milk for at least 8 hours, oh,so tender

  • Savage. Ain't big on carnivore sh**.

  • Sad day for Admiral Ackbar

  • Wow. That's a lot of Botox.

  • Well done! To cook and interview, keeping the easy flow of chat (plus ingredients) and staying on task. Entertain and give us the munchies. I love this show!

  • More Padma, like her setting Stephan strait!

  • Every time I order calamari, my youngest glares at me and intones in a low, serious voice "Cthulhu will remember this day..." Then she rolls her eyes into the back of her head and foams at the mouth a bit. Funny? Sure... Until she's done with the bit, and claims no memory of having done any of it, while happily picking away at a bread roll.

    • 😅😅😅 your kid is either brilliant or possessed by our Lord and Master

    • Oh my goodness I will ALWAYS remember this line now when I see a calamari dish. THANK YOU. Genius.

    • Love that kid! Channel cthulu!

    • It has been foretold 😂

    • You have fun kids. and she is right the old ones will remember.

  • "Squeeze my lemon. Til the juice runs down my leg." - Not Led Zeppelin, apparently

  • Please send Stephen to a spa before the audience comes. I get the sense he needs some relaxation.

  • sea food and dairy...are you kidding?

    • thank God i’m a pagan ☺️

  • why did she agree to do this when she clearly had no interest in actually interacting with Stephen? she came across as completely stiff and humorless.

  • hahaha love those cooking segments. you silly bugger! cheers!°

  • swirl that around with your long.......spoon.... Didn't wash my hands, but it makes it taste better.

  • 2:35 Stephen’s fragile ego can’t handle constructive criticism. Who would have ever thought?

  • Taste the nation...sounds smart and delicious 😋

  • "The food is just a Trojan Horse to talk to people and get to know them." Padma honey, we need to have a talk. If you keep giving away ancient chef secrets like this they'll catch on to us and we'll never achieve our dreams of world domination!

  • ...and btw, Padma looks remarkably alike with (the queen) Jessica Alba.

  • Stephen, you are a bad interviewer; you ask her Padma questions but you have no patience to listen to her answers. You kept jumping from one question to the next without paying any attention to hear responses. I actually thought it is only Jimmy Kimmel who is poor at listening attentively to guests' answers. As the great interviewer Larry King says "good interview is all about listening to your guest".

  • Padma is a bit bossy. Love Top Chef ... but she can grate on me.

  • So Steven, where in the world is the best calamari?

  • Y'all, don't eat squid. They are very very smart. If you wouldn't eat a horse or a dolphin, don't eat squid.

    • humans eat meat just fine

    • @Lok Stir LOL, weirdo. They probably are in some culture or another.

    • Id eat both of those animals if they tasted good and were regularly sold.

  • they lost me at the word ''calamary''

  • Stephen asks a question about Padma's daughter and then totally ignores her answer - starts throwing the food at his cameraman. Not good hosting Stephen!

  • Squid. Not into it.

  • White Sangria is so chic, because white blood sells?

  • Stephen, please leave the kitchen, you are a horrible cook. Never do this again please.

    • @ilaphroaig do better

    • @Carlos Venegas I am a man, and i know my way in the kitchen. Just stfu.

    • Shut up. men can make themselves something in the kitchen. Do you want women to only cook for men? Your are setting women back hundreds of years with this comment. Do better

  • WOW this was SO rushed and so badly put together. Padma and Taste the Nation deserve better.

  • No chemistry here. Padma was trying but Stephen was definitely in a grouchy mood. And, all are very relieved when the interview finally ended.

  • Calamari, the most wonderful food on earth!!!!! You can fry it, make a pasta sauce to die for...

  • They're clean now! 🤣🤣

  • That was very delightful to watch

  • "Calamari. Deep fried assholes." ~ H. Williams

  • Stephen Colbert, you are so cute n so adorable n so hilarious🤨🤨🤨🤨🤨🤨😶‍🌫️😶‍🌫️😶‍🌫️😶‍🌫️💜💜❤️❤️💜💜💜❤️❤️❤️😶‍🌫️🤨🤨🤨

  • There’s not manyLSSC segments that end with me questioning what I watched, but WTF did I just watch? It felt like either someone didn’t want to be there, or that wasn’t their first pitcher of cocktails. Maybe a bit of both.

    • I think it's the "lack of wide spread human contact" ie, they've both been in their bubble, not interacting with the wide world, and they're just awkward from it. WE're all gonna sound like this for the next year when it comes down to it.

    • Theyre so drunk now

    • I noticed the cooking segments turn out like this when the guest cook is (intentionally or not) monopolizing the attention, meaning no back and forth and Stephen is reduced to a sous-chef wich obviously he hate hhhhh. When she yelled at him I giggled cuz I knew she will look bad for the rest of this. I developped a liking for these cringy moments 😁

    • Yeah, it sounded like she was talking at .85 playback speed. The pitcher looked full, but I was questioning what had been consumed prior.

  • This was terrible. It felt like my parents were getting a divorce but they didn’t wanna admit it yet so they’re cooking a holiday meal together but mom really hates dad and dad is tryna play it cool cuz his parents are in town and they don’t believe in divorce.

    • Lol it was definitely awkward

  • FYI Stephen, Rhode Island is the Calamari Capitol of the World so be sure to bring your family tour here.

    • Very strong Mediterranean heritage in RI. We have a great coast line in CT, but let's face it, we go to RI for their seafood!

    • That is what they say, isn't it? If by "they" you mean the RI Chamber of Commerce. Personally, having spent time in Greece, Italy, and Spain, I beg to differ. But I'll grant Rhode Island is the Calamari Capital of the Northeastern US.

  • And where is the recipe? What is the squid being tossed in????

  • squid.. that's how i get my daily dose of microplastic

  • He looks like he is going to Actually stab her

  • A Political Show Masquerading As A late night talk show! Fixed it for ya Steve!

  • Stephen has tried fried calamari all over the world and only teases the ranking? Come on, I at least wanna know number 1.

    • Spain is number one in fried calamari

    • Inkopolis has the best calamari

  • Fake news selling propaganda for Democrats everyone in America knows this and laughs

  • Wow. This was really dumb.

  • Is it REALLY calamari? If you listen to This American Life you'll understand...

  • “And I helped!”

  • How drunk do we think she is? I say quite.

    • Not like Jennifer Lawrence drunk, but like Aunt Karen telling you about her '4th husband not giving her the house after the divorce' box-of-wine Drunk.

  • A quick glance at the click photo and I thought it was Michael Jackson LOL

  • Seems like a control freak

  • "Healthier" version? No fried anything is healthy to me.

    • 👍❤️

  • Where is the recipe link?

  • Padma Lakshmi is soooo hot

  • Refreshing session!

  • Indian mum like mine....cooking is serious stuff we learn as kids and make brilliant curries now to impress... dads teach the Indian meat yummy secrets....Now Curries are part of British food and by request every soldier has rations including a curry.

  • Isn't squid made of alien?

  • All American food is immigrant food.

    • All food. Everywhere

  • Additionally, it's gonna be SO fuckin' weird when this goes back to a live audience after the almost suffocating intimacy we've all shared while these shows transmitted from the storage closet. Cheers!

  • Of all the cuisines of the world, and I have been blessed enough to have traveled a bit, Indian food is IMO the absolute pinnacle. I could totally be a vegetarian if I could find an Indian partner with culinary skills. 🏵️

    • You may not have to find a partner to cook for you. Trader Joe's Paneer is fantastic and so is their naan. I haven't tried the rest but I'm guessing it's just as good.

    • South Indian food is the pinnacle of vegetarian food, for sure!

  • She's a horrible guest and imo a horrible rude person.

  • Parma: “…stuff?…”. God I love her.

  • what qualia bear try to say leaves and it laundromat didn't work - that was a gold wrench in the works - no more big giant top boss head - zika head instead - don't be a pooter looter -crack zombie - feel lucky if their is corn in it

  • Hey dear person that's reading, we don't know each others, but I wish& pray for you all the best in life ❤️ You don't even know how precious your life is, so never stop Smiling because it's precious. Go forward in life; and smile.. Love from a small UZfirer❤️

    • good comment, good user name, good vibes♥

    • Thank you, and God bless you too! 🙏💖🌹

  • Lol “ I thought that was cooking oil”

  • is that milkshake better then yours - zika peak a milk carton