Top model-turned-Top Chef host Padma Lakshmi, in her new memoir Love, Loss, and What We Ate, serves up a hot, steaming dish about her ex-husband author Salman Rushdie. Newsweek then put her on the cover illustrating a story about the New India.“The only time Newsweek put me on their cover was when someone was trying to put a bullet in my head,” came Rushdie’s less-than-enthusiastic reaction.(Twitter)According to the book, when Lakshmi said no to sex because of her endometriosis pain, the author would reply, “How convenient.” Their arguments escalated, with Rushdie as “lethally eloquent” in battle as in print. Lakshmi became comfortable with his friends, “literary giants” like Susan Sontag and Don De Lillo, by preparing feasts for them.

After Rushdie left his wife, their next few years were idyllic.

The couple lived half the year in London to be close to his two sons.

Padma Lakshmi’s new memoir Love, Loss, and What We Ate also speaks about how each year when the Nobel Prize went to another writer, her ex-husband author Salman Rushdie took it hard and she would console him.(AFP)Top model-turned-Top Chef host Padma Lakshmi, in her new memoir Love, Loss, and What We Ate, serves up a hot, steaming dish about her ex-husband author Salman Rushdie.

In a New York Daily News report, she recalls her years with the author as “a once beautiful meal that ultimately left her with mood poisoning.”Lakshmi was 28, single and a struggling model-actress when she met Rushdie in 1999 at a party, who at the time was 51 and married to his third wife, according to the New York Daily News, which obtained an early copy of her memoir.

SEE ALSO: Kylie Jenner kisses her best friend while wearing revealing ensemble In the picture, Lakshmi dons a teeny royal blue bikini poolside at the Telluride Ski Resort in Colorado.

Throwing up a peace sign and winking into the sun, the 46-year-old stunner said she's "eating her way through Colorado" as she hits the fifth week of filming.(Twitter)She has recounted the details of her marriage with the novelist, who she said once denounced her as a ‘bad investment’ after she rejected his sexual advances.The ever-demanding Rushdie needed constant care and feeding — not to mention frequent sex, according to the book.In her memoir about food, family, survival and triumph, the 45-year-old recalls how Rushdie was even insensitive to a medical condition that made intercourse painful for her.When her undiagnosed endometriosis diminished Lakshmi’s sex drive, the unsympathetic Rushdie became furious that she was unavailable for the fevered, urgent intimacy they’d once enjoyed, according to the book.According to Lakshmi, Rushdie appeared more worried about himself.