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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

Araya's Place Tom Yum Soup

Guisados' Cochinita Pibil Tacos

Atomic Ahi Poke (Spicy Ahi Poke with Chili Water)

Kakawa's Mayan Chile Chocolate Elixir

Q's Seoul Bulgogi and Kimchi

Il Diavolo Pizza

Inferno Soup

Causa Makki

Framboise and Creole Cream Cheese Ice Cream Float

Famous Old Town Carnitas with Naga Serpent Salsa

Curry Goat

Cebiche Anconero

Panna Cotta (Cooked Cream)

Pasta Tunisiano

Pimento and Habenero Mac and Cheese

Hot as a Mutha Pasta

Habanero Mad Mac

Jamaican Jerk Chicken

Kakawa's Chili Truffles

Spicy Potato Twister


Wangs 'n' Heat

Picadillo Chile Relleno

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

Bamboozled Berry Cheesecake Shake

Nachos with BBQ Rubbed Corn Tortilla Chips and Home Team Death Relish

Hellfire Sauce