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Roger Mooking

Meet Roger Mooking, an award-winning musician and host of Cooking Channel's Everyday Exotic.

About the Show

For chefs Aarón Sánchez and Roger Mooking, Heat Seekers is a tongue-testing odyssey to discover the most deliciously spicy food across the country — and to figure out why these dishes are so fun to eat. From Los Angeles and Santa Fe to Miami and New Orleans, the dynamic duo discovers the secrets of spicy dishes of all kinds — from Mexican to Korean to Indian cuisine — and then subject themselves to a test of who can handle the heat. Indulging in spicy ceviche and flaming-hot cocktails, Roger and Aarón put their taste buds to the test, and the results are either tears of laughter or tears of pain — usually both.

About the Host

Aarón Sánchez

Aarón Sánchez is chef-partner of Johnny Sánchez, with locations in Baltimore and New Orleans. He is a judge on Food Network's hit series Chopped and the host of Cooking Channel's Emmy-nominated Taco Trip.

Most Popular Recipes

All Heat Seekers Recipes

The Bloody Joe

Pimento and Habenero Mac and Cheese

Tomasita's Green Chile

Atomic Ahi Poke (Spicy Ahi Poke with Chili Water)

Wangs 'n' Heat


Jamaican Jerk Chicken

Oyster Shooter

Fire Breathing Dragon Roll

Vato Loco (The Hottest Drink on Earth)

Zarda Bar-B-Q Creeper Sauce

Zarda Bar-B-Q Creeper Beans

Framboise and Creole Cream Cheese Ice Cream Float

Kakawa's Chili Truffles

Easy Joe's Coconut Mousse Cake

Bamboozled Berry Cheesecake Shake

Lampuca "Sicilian Fish Stew"

Big Al's Boiled Crawfish

EATS! Midwest BLT with 5-Pepper Sauce

Lucky Devils Diablo Sauce

Guisados' Cochinita Pibil Tacos

Tomasita's Red Chile

Pasta Tunisiano

Three-Alarm Cruncher

Spicy Potato Twister

Q's Seoul Bulgogi and Kimchi

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