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

Jerusalem Artichoke Soup

Chinese Roast Pork

Chicken with Papaya BBQ Sauce

Blood Orange Granita

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

Pork Loin Cutlet with Sauteed Persimmons and Barley Risotto

Crispy Glazed Pork Belly with Aromatic Lentils

Lentil Soup

Crispy Chicken Fingers with Sweet and Sour Blood Orange Sauce, Blood Orange Watercress Salad

Pine Nut Lamb Meatballs with Pasta

Crispy Cornmeal Okra

Maple Plum Compote with Walnuts and Vanilla Yogurt

Caramelized Banana Brownie Dessert

Aromatic Lentils and Sauteed Mushrooms

Smokehouse Maple-Brined Pork Chops

Soy Green Beans

Tandoori Style Octopus with Fennel Slaw

Roasted Pears with Cardamom Granola and Vanilla Ice Cream

Ponche Creme

Pistachio Macaroons

Hot Steeped Lime Green Iced Tea

Roast Chicken with Celeriac

Sauteed Peppers

Puerto Rican-Style Stuffed Flank Steak

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

Fettuccini with King Oyster Mushrooms

Giant Bacon-Cheddar Juicy Lucy Burger