Buffalo Spree: Meet Buffalo's Top Foodie!

January 12, 2012 Updated Jan 12, 2012 at 8:56 AM EDT

By WKBW News

January 12, 2012 Updated Jan 12, 2012 at 8:56 AM EDT

BUFFALO, NY ( WKBW ) Christa Glennie Seychew is the mastermind behind "Nickel City Chef" and is a contributor to Buffalo Spree Magazine. Thursday, Christa kicked off her regular feature with Patrick Taney, Ginger Geoffery, Elizabeth Carey, and Mike Randall on "Eyewitness News This Morning!"

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.

Connect with Christa on the news links section at wkbw.com