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

Pickled Topping

Chicken with Papaya BBQ Sauce

Blood Orange Granita

Charred Rapini

Saffron Halibut Packets

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

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

Fettuccini with King Oyster Mushrooms

Mango Lassi

Calcutta Mary

Cucumber Feta Salad

Peanut-Chocolate Chunk Cookies

Shrimp and Pork Tacos with Tomato Salsa and Creamed Avocado

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

Grilled Apples with Spiced Chantilly Cream

Jerusalem Artichoke Soup

Jam Parcels

Chinese Roast Pork

Crispy Glazed Pork Belly with Aromatic Lentils

Lamb Kebabs with Tamarind Sauce

Pork Loin Cutlet with Sauteed Persimmons and Barley Risotto

Panko Schnitzel with Apple Salsa

Paprika Spice Turkey Breast with Hummus and Paprika Yogurt Sauce

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

Potato Gumbo

Tofu Fries

Endive Water Chestnut Salad