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

Pistachio Pesto with Angel Hair Pasta

Pine Nut Lamb Meatballs with Pasta

Lime Leaf Chicken Salad with Lime Aioli, Crunchy Lime Topping On Charred Tomato-Brown Rice Pilaf

Hot Dog Ice Cream Sandwich

BBQ Baked Beans Bruschetta with Cilantro Pesto on Cheesy Texas Cut Toast

Green Bean and Asparagus Salad with Crispy Prosciutto and Warm Lemon Dressing

Aromatic Lentils and Sauteed Mushrooms

Vegetable Lasagna with Homemade Pasta and Jalapeno Bechamel

Gorgonzola Garlic Bread

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

Shrimp and Banana

Spiced Ground Beef and Grilled Japanese Eggplants with Maple Syrup Sauce

Buffalo Burger, Buffalo Mozzarella, Buffalo Mayo on a Biscuit

Tamarind Balls

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

Jerusalem Artichoke Nicoise Salad with Roasted Chicken

Tofu Fries

Peanut Butter Chicken Wings, Rice Noodle Salad with Peanut Crunch and Rice Wine Vinegar Dressing

Potato Gumbo

Panko Schnitzel with Apple Salsa

Paprika Spice Turkey Breast with Hummus and Paprika Yogurt Sauce

Roasted Cauliflower

Sichuan Peppercorn Steak with Grilled Green Onions

Lentil Soup

Fire Roasted Chestnut Caramel Cookies

Mediterranean Chicken Samosas with Apple Cumin Chutney

Baked Eggs