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

Trinidadian-Style Chicken

Crispy Cornmeal Okra

Jam Parcels

Fast Fry Steak with Sundried Tomato and Roasted Red Pepper Orzo and Mango Salad

Mediterranean Chicken Samosas with Apple Cumin Chutney

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

Maple Plum Compote with Walnuts and Vanilla Yogurt

Shrimp Stir-Fry with Fried Egg and Flavored Vinegar

Hot Steeped Lime Green Iced Tea

Hot Dog Ice Cream Sandwich

Fire Roasted Chestnut Caramel Cookies

Caramelized Banana Brownie Dessert

Tamarind Balls

Crispy Glazed Pork Belly with Aromatic Lentils

Buffalo Mozzarella and Tomato Pizza

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

Pistachio Macaroons

Chicken Wing Skewers

Gorgonzola Garlic Bread

Pickled Topping

Grilled Apples with Spiced Chantilly Cream

Roast Chicken with Celeriac

Lentil Soup

Bamboo Leaf Purple and White Potato Salad

Daikon Soup with Shiitake Cigars and Steamed Sweet Potatoes with Green Onion Vinaigrette

Sichuan Peppercorn Steak with Grilled Green Onions

Lentil Soup