Nickel City Chef is unique to Buffalo. No other city hosts a culinary challenge featuring local chefs and local ingredients before a live audience. Chef profiles, local ingredient resources and stunning photographs showcase the best of Western New York. Best of all, the book includes 32 recipes, two from each of the 16 challenges featured, using locally-sourced ingredients from shiitake mushrooms to pasture-raised heritage pork. The companion DVD documentary Nickel City Chef: Food For Change features fascinating interviews with chefs, farmers, foodies and fans and takes you into the challenge kitchens with the chefs as they cook. This book is so beautiful you’ll want two copies – one for the kitchen table and another for your coffee table.