–from the book
"If you have time for only one meal in Minneapolis or Duluth, we strongly urge you not to go to Hell's Kitchen. Coming for just one meal will be insanely frustrating. There are too many outstanding things to eat. You will walk out yearning for the likes of hand-pulled corned beef hash, char-broiled pit ham, baked huevos rancheros, and a dozen other items for which there was no space on the table."
–Jane and Michael Stern, Gourmet, December 2008
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.
"Mitch Omer's life makes Anthony Bourdain's look like he was an altar boy. Mitch's individualistic, personal, and idiosyncratic cooking is that of a man who is larger than life, big-hearted, generous, and wild. It's evident that he genuinely loves life and nature."
"I started out wanting this book for Mitch Omer's Sausage Bread recipe, that would be worth the price. Then I dug into his story as told by Ann Bauer. Expecting same old, same old warm fuzzy little chef's memoir, instead I got the story of a man living life full blast, wrestling with reality, compulsively open hearted, and cooking for all he is worth. Nothing about this book is what you'd expect -- from recipes that defy fashion and taste great, to writing that literally keeps you flipping the pages. This one's a keeper of the first order."
--Lynne Rossetto Kasper, host of The Splendid Table®, public radio's national food show from American Public Media
"If the `same old' food is haunting you, turn up the heat and put the sizzle back into your cooking! You won't have to sell your soul to the devil to get your hands on these damn good recipes. Award winning chef/owner Mitch Omer of Minneapolis' own Hell's Kitchen has assembled his most requested concoctions and potions in his new cookbook. `Heaven's Just A Sin Away!' I love the food in this cookbook--it is so sinfully tasty you'd swear it's almost heavenly. Buy this cookbook now or you'll go straight to hell!"
--"Famous Dave" Anderson, Founder of Famous Dave's of America
Legendary Real Pit Barbeque!
Best damn breakfast place after Al's Breakfast.
All the wonderful food is featured in this book.
The lemon ricotta pancakes are to die for.
get it, if you want you can swap ingredients to match sensitivities or balanced body needs. The wild rice porage and benedicts are to amazing and beyond expectation. Read morePublished 17 months ago by Addy Schwab
It is a wild ride story that captures Omars passions good and bad and his extraordinary love for good food for all and the recipes are very good and easy.Published 21 months ago by Pankster
Huge plus to get the key recipes from this excellent restaurant. Chef Mitch does assume you know how to cook, so not much hand-holding in the instructions. Read morePublished 21 months ago by Nancy J Nyberg
I judge all breakfasts everywhere on Hell's Kitchen and nothing comes close. The recipe for the lemon ricotta pancakes is worth the price of the entire book - but there is so much... Read morePublished 23 months ago by Francie
Went to Hell's Kitchen when I was in Minneapolis last month and had to have this book. Tried a few recipes already and can't wait to make their amazing peanut butter and ketchup. Read morePublished on July 30, 2013 by Superherojenni
My wife and I have bee to many small eateries where you can have coffee, eggs and some toast. Not that that's all they serve here but thats what we got and even that was original... Read morePublished on June 18, 2013 by Booker DeWitt
When i ordered this cookbook i thought it was from the tv show hells kitchen. Now i have a cookbook i will never use!Published on April 28, 2013 by amy dominick
Easy to follow and tasty recipes from one of the fantastic places in Downtown Minneapolis. Their cooking tips and techniques are great.Published on April 12, 2013 by Roy-Alan Hansen