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Aarti Sequeira

We're About to be Friends 2

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This week Joy talks with Aarti Sequeira!  Aarti is the season 6 winner of The Next Food Network Star, and host of The Food Network’s Aarti Party.

Aarti is bubbly and warm, and has traveled an interesting path that has led to her own television show.  Aarti lives in Los Angeles… and she now knows a thing or two about the red carpet.

Aarti wins season 6 of The Next Food Network Star.  A total big deal, right?

Aarti running a cooking demonstration in Los Angeles.  Once you’ve got your own show, aaannnddd you get to stand under the cooking demo mirror, you’ve pretty much made it big.  True story.

Aarti Sequeira can be found on The Food Network’s Aarti Party, on aartipaarti.com, and on Twitter @aartipaarti

photos courtesy of foodnetwork.com


  • Rachel November 28, 2011 at 9:27 am

    Aarti certainly does have the sparkle. Love the new show!

  • Sasha (Global Table Adventure) November 28, 2011 at 11:28 am

    Loved this interview! I particularly enjoyed hearing about her journey to find her confidence… great new show, Joy.

  • Melanie November 28, 2011 at 8:52 pm

    That was such an interesting conversation! Aarti has an inspiring testimony. I truely enjoyed this show, Joy!

  • Sydney November 29, 2011 at 6:29 am

    I’m loving this new podcast!

  • Tamara @jem of the south November 29, 2011 at 7:09 am

    Wow, what an amazing interview. I am so in agreement that Aarti does have the sparkle. This has been one of the best podcasts I’ve listened to! I can so relate to what Aarti said about dreaming again. I lost my dreams for a while and just got settled in the “job”. Can’t begin to tell you how many times I was rejected for promotions. :-) Anywho, thanks for sharing your story Aarti. I do feel like we are friends after listening to your interview with Joy! Oh, love the S/O to Jesus. :-)

  • Julie @BananasForBourbon November 30, 2011 at 2:49 pm

    I am LOVING this new podcast! Joy asks the best questions. Who knew she was such a great interviewer? She really directed the conversation without feeling like she was putting a halt on one subject to jump to another. More like organic steering. Expertly done!

  • Lori November 30, 2011 at 5:05 pm

    We watched Aarti on the Next Food Network Star and thought she was great. So glad to hear how things have been going. I enjoyed listening to the honesty of the struggle of confidence and having to push through that struggle sometimes to get to something good. Great new podcast Joy!

  • Sarah December 1, 2011 at 7:58 am

    My parents are from india and we have a lot of indian food so i appreciate Aarti’s cooking style. I’m a teenager and when i grow up i want to be just like her. Aarti is my role model because she got out of her comfort zone to do something AMAZING!! Also love that she tried to incorporate prayer into her day! I think that is really important. Awesome, awesome podcast Joy. Love ya Aarti!

  • Holly W December 1, 2011 at 11:50 am

    I am absolutely in love with this new Podcast and I now love Aarti even more. Hearing about where she has come from is a true inspiration.

  • Lane December 1, 2011 at 2:06 pm

    My mind is exploding with happiness. Joy the Baker and Aarti Paarti together?! You guys are awesome! And the shout outs to Julia Child are just awesome too because it reminds me of my mom. Thank you for making this happen.

  • Anna December 1, 2011 at 3:31 pm

    Great podcast episode! Aarti is so inspiring. I loved hearing her story.

  • Kayla December 1, 2011 at 5:31 pm

    She is so great! And, as always, you are too Joy. I really enjoyed this interview. So much fun hearing her story and listening to you ladies chat!

  • Joanne December 5, 2011 at 4:46 pm

    Love this podcast, and so exciting to hear about Aarti’s road to her success. Aarti and Joy, both have the sparkle!

  • Melissa February 22, 2012 at 3:58 pm

    I looooved this podcast. It was so fun and uplifting and hopeful. I’m def hooked on this new podcast and Aarti :0) Beautiful women doing beautiful things.. its great!