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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Jimmy Bannos  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Non-Fiction

Audience: Adult;

Born: N/A

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Illinois Connection

Bannos is the owner of four Chicago area, "Heaven on Seven" restaurants.

Biographical and Professional Information

Jimmy Bannos, a third-generation restaurateur, opened Heaven on Seven in 1985. The restaurant now has four locations in the Chicago area.

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Titles At Your Library

The Heaven on Seven Cookbook: Where It's Mardi Gras All the Time!
ISBN: 1580088287

Ten Speed Press. 2006

When Jimmy Bannos started experimenting with Louisiana cooking, he transformed his Chicago coffee shop into the best darn Cajun restaurant north of the Mason-Dixon Line. Here, he shares the down-home dishes that made his restaurant a success, including Steak Po' Boy with Grilled Green Peppers and Onions, Coconut-Crusted Shrimp, and Sweet Potato Pie.

A colorful and joyous collection of inventive, Cajun-influenced recipes from celebrated Chicago restaurateur Jimmy Bannos. Includes more than 90 recipes and 55 full-color photographs. Hardcover edition has sold more than 30,000 copies.

Big Easy Cocktails: Jazzy Drinks and Savory Bites from New Orleans
ISBN: 1580087191

Ten Speed Press. 2006

Cock‚Ä¢tail (kŏk'tāl') n : a many-splendored creation believed by some to have been born, bred, and elevated from mere libation to lifestyle in New Orleans. In BIG EASY COCKTAILS, chef Jimmy Bannos pays tribute to the Crescent City with a host of recipes for truly classic cocktails like the Mint Julep, newfangled concoctions like the Gentilly Sunrise, and snacks and appetizers inspired by Creole and Cajun cuisines.A colorful collection of cocktail and snack recipes that capture the authentic flavors and spirit of New Orleans.A portion of the book's proceeds will be donated to support Hurricane Katrina relief efforts.Includes 50 cocktail and 35 appetizer recipes plus 30 food and location photos.Features recommended music selections to accompany each cocktail recipe and a list of New Orleans-related books and movies.



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