About Roger Mooking

Roger Mooking has earned a reputation as one of Canada’s premier chefs by developing a culinary philosophy built on the perfect execution of globally inspired culinary traditions. As a third-generation restaurateur and chef, he began his formal training through the George Brown Culinary Management Program where he earned Top Student Honors. Roger continued his training at Epic Dining Room in Toronto’s world-renowned Royal York Hotel before co-owning and consulting on many food and beverage operations. Since that time, he has been the subject of numerous television and print features internationally and nationally, including Food Network, HGTV, the New York Times, Wallpaper magazine and Toronto Life. Currently, Roger is the host and cocreator of his own internationally broadcast television series, Everyday Exotic. He is also the co-host of the hit show Heat Seekers, which airs on Food Network. To add to his filling plate, Roger’s highly anticipated first cookbook, Everyday Exotic: The Cookbook, hit shelves in 2011. The cookbook quickly snagged reviewers' attention, winning the prestigious Best First Book Award for Canada in the annual Gourmand World Cookbook Awards. In addition, he is the recording artist and creator of Soul Food, a unique food and music project released by Warner Music. For Roger, music and the epicurean world are seamless. One feeds the body, the other the soul; it is all food in one form or another.

Most Popular Recipes

All Recipes by Roger Mooking

Coconut Rice

Fettuccini with King Oyster Mushrooms

Shrimp and Banana

Curried Chickpeas

Chinese Roast Pork

Mediterranean Chicken Samosas with Apple Cumin Chutney

Mango Lassi

Cucumber Feta Salad

Zucchini Gratin

Chipotle Chicken Quesadillas with Smashed White Beans, Corn Salsa, Tomato Watermelon Salsa and Watermelon Mint Drink

Spiced Ground Beef and Grilled Japanese Eggplants with Maple Syrup Sauce

Lentil Soup

Salt Cod Fritters with Creamy Mustard Sauce, Spicy Orange Chili Sauce, Pineapple Chutney and Shredded Zucchini Salad

Shoreline Fried Halibut with Tofu Fries, Soy Sauce Aioli, Mushy Edamame and Soy Vanilla Milkshake

Okra Chili

Lentil Soup

Crispy Glazed Pork Belly with Aromatic Lentils

Tamarind Balls

Balsamic Marinated Roast Beef, Mashed Potatoes, Sauteed Mushrooms, Baked Camembert with Herb Oil

Gorgonzola Garlic Bread

Tahini Grilled Salmon with Sauteed Spinach, Beets with Sesame Seeds, Eggplant Puree and Tahini Sauce

Pistachio Pesto with Angel Hair Pasta

Five Spice Lamb Burgers with Pickled Cucumber Relish and Five Spice Aioli

Thai Basil Chicken Soup with Asparagus and Mushroom Filled Crepes and Thai Basil Butter on Toasted Baguette

Roasted Cauliflower

Endive Water Chestnut Salad

Shrimp Stir-Fry with Fried Egg and Flavored Vinegar