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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

Vato Loco (The Hottest Drink on Earth)

Hot as a Mutha Pasta

Picadillo Chile Relleno

EATS! Midwest BLT with 5-Pepper Sauce

Lucky Devils Diablo Sauce

Jamaican Jerk Chicken

Guisados' Cochinita Pibil Tacos

Spicy Potato Twister

Tomasita's Green Chile

Pimento and Habenero Mac and Cheese

Bamboozled Berry Cheesecake Shake

Panna Cotta (Cooked Cream)

Wangs 'n' Heat

Famous Old Town Carnitas with Naga Serpent Salsa

Cebiche Anconero

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

Zarda Bar-B-Q Creeper Beans


Habanero Mad Mac

Framboise and Creole Cream Cheese Ice Cream Float

Bad Bart's Black Jambalaya