Chef Jody Denton, Executive Research Chef at Frito-Lay’s Culinary Innovation Center has named the Top 10 SMARTest cities in the US. What does SMART stand for?
Well, each letter stands for a specific area of focus: Savvy, Motivated, Accomplished, Responsible and Thoughtful.
The Top 10 SMARTest cities ranked by Smartfood and SELF magazine are:
- San Francisco, Calif.
- Seattle, Wash.
- Washington, D.C.
- Austin, Texas
- Minneapolis, Minn.
- Portland, Ore.
- Denver, Colo.
- Boston, Mass.
- Honolulu, Hawaii
- San Jose, Calif.
Delicious Food and Great Flavor.
That is the criteria that Chef Jody Denton used to pick the top cities.
I had the chance to ask Chef Jody some questions regarding how he chose, why San Francisco is number 1 and personal questions about how I can make delicious yet smarter choices when we have cook-outs this summer.
In the video above, you will see Chef Jody answering my questions, considering I just came back from San Francisco in May, I can vouch that they truly do have amazing food!
I asked Chef Jody how to turn up the heat and he came up with a delicious twist to Mexican dips. I also asked him for tips on making flavorful dishes that even picky eaters will love and which summer recipes are hot for this summer, you can download all these delicious recipes, here.
The Smartfood brand offers a line of snacks including popcorn, puffed corn and popped chip varieties with no artificial colors or flavors and last year launched Smartfood Selects, which boast flavor combinations of real herbs and spices.
Thanks to Chef Jody Denton, I now know how to make food less boring, tasty and SMART! Smartfood is looking for a SMART-y, is it you? You can nominate a friend or even yourself and you can win $10, 000 in cash and be featured in SELF magazine! Go enter now, here.
Win a Basket to Get Your Summer Cooking Started!
The awesome people of Smartfood are giving away a $100 Smartfood Gift Basket to one Lucky American Whispered Inspirations reader. The basket consists of with delicious Smartfood products, culinary knives, spices and more! This contest opens on June 28, 2013 and close July 13, 2013.
How do you eat SMART during the summer?
Let me know, til then–cheers m’deres!
Nancy Polanco is a freelance journalist, lifestyle content creator, and editor of Whispered Inspirations. She is a proud Mom to Gabby and Michaela, and wife to Darasak. Having worked as part of a health care team for almost a decade, Nancy is happy to be back to her passion. She is a contributor to the Huffington Post, TODAY’s Parents, and an Oprah Magazine Brand Ambassador.