Video: Top Chefs Talk Healthy Eating

Mike Isabella, Spike Mendelsohn and Art Smith debate important health and food issues


Mike Isabella, Spike Mendelsohn and Art Smith are serious about their food. And they're convinced that it can be as healthy as it is tasty. The "Top Chef" stars stopped by U.S. News in March, and during a lively discussion, tackled eating well on a budget, what's wrong with today's food culture, the farm-to-table movement, catering to a slew of dietary restrictions and more. "You're more than making burgers and pizza," Smith said to Mendelsohn, and to Isabella, "you're more than making delicious Italian food." "And I'm about more than fried chicken. And I do believe that we have a platform and if we don't use it, it's a great waste. People are listening, so why not speak up?"