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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

Jamaican Jerk Chicken

Pasta Tunisiano

Pollo Llora Hoy y Llora Manana (Chicken Cry Today, Cry Tomorrow)

Panna Cotta (Cooked Cream)

Causa Makki

Hot as a Mutha Pasta

Hotter-Than-Hell Sliders

Habanero Mad Mac

Hellfire Sauce

Famous Old Town Carnitas with Naga Serpent Salsa

Curry Goat

Cebiche Anconero

Picadillo Chile Relleno

Pimento and Habenero Mac and Cheese

Wangs 'n' Heat

Bamboozled Berry Cheesecake Shake

Bad Bart's Black Jambalaya

Big Al's Boiled Crawfish

Voodoo Crawfish Enchiladas

Spicy Potato Twister

Super 5 Star Roll with Shut Up Sauce

Kakawa's Mayan Chile Chocolate Elixir

Q's Seoul Bulgogi and Kimchi

Il Diavolo Pizza


Araya's Place Tom Yum Soup

Atomic Ahi Poke (Spicy Ahi Poke with Chili Water)