Damn Good Food: 157 Recipes from Hell's Kitchen


A collection of 157 recipes from Mitch Omer, chef-owner of the wildly popular Hell's Kitchen, named one of the Best Breakfasts across America by Esquire magazine.

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A collection of 157 recipes from Mitch Omer, chef-owner of the wildly popular Hell's Kitchen, named one of the Best Breakfasts across America by Esquire magazine.

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"Why people would wait two hours for brunch boggles my mind," bewildered restaurateur Mitch Omer once told an interviewer, but scores of food worshippers have done exactly that to sample the meals at his wildly popular Hell's Kitchen restaurants in Duluth and Minneapolis. Now, thanks to Damn Good Food, the hungry masses can stay home and enjoy hellishly good Omer fare, including Lemon-Ricotta Hotcake, Bison Sausage Bread, Scrambled Eggs with Shrimp, and Foie Gras in Black Truffle Sauce. Food writer and coauthor Ann Bauer also pays due tribute the Omer eateries' outlandish décor, complete with blood-red walls and Ralph Steadman decorations. It must be seen and tasted to be believed.
Minnesota Monthly
Damn Good Food is a totally original book; it's like sitting on a barstool and listening while Ann Bauer and Mitch Omer, the Boswell and Johnson of Minnesota haute diner cuisine, present the tales of remarkable lifetimes. Actually, it's even better than that because, instead of just hearing about the food, you get the exact recipes!
—Dara Moskowitz Grumdahl
Damn Good Food is personal, forthright, rambunctious, and overwhelmingly delicious. Nothing is held back; no kitchen secrets are concealed. Within are recipes for all of Hell's Kitchen wonders, along with notes that range from the useful to the provocative. This is a book to treasure for the sheer joy of reading as well as for the incomparable recipes, like Lemon-Ricotta Hotcakes, Mahnomin Porridge, and Mitch's World-Famous Peanut Butter.
—Michael Stern
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780873517249
  • Publisher: Minnesota Historical Society Press
  • Publication date: 10/1/2009
  • Edition description: 1
  • Pages: 256
  • Sales rank: 514,344
  • Product dimensions: 9.16 (w) x 7.80 (h) x 0.75 (d)

Meet the Author

Mitch Omer is the chef-owner of Hell's Kitchen in Minneapolis and Duluth. Ann Bauer was food editor at Minnesota Monthly and is the author of the novel Wild Ride up the Cupboards.
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  • Posted February 1, 2010

    Good Victuals

    I am fortunate to live in the Locality of Hell's Kitchen. This book has some solid comfort food recipes and a few nice modern renditions. The Manomin is a special dish. I bought the book for that recipe alone. Gotta like the marshmallows as well.

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