Join host Roger Mooking as he explores exotic ingredients and incorporates them into everyday cooking. In each episode Roger focuses on one distinctive seasoning or ingredient – our obedient ingredient – and explores its provocative palate. Armed with knowledge and inspired by demonstration and example, viewers are empowered to embrace the whole world of exotic international flavors and add them to their everyday midweek cooking!

Roger Mooking has developed a culinary philosophy built on 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 Honours diploma. Roger continued his training at Epic Dining Room in Toronto ‘s world renowned Royal York Hotel before consulting on several food and beverage openings.

Roger is currently Executive Chef / Co – Owner of Kultura Social Dining and Nyood Restaurant in downtown Toronto where he has earned a reputation as one of the Toronto’s premier Chefs. Also an accomplished musician, Roger received a Juno Award in 1994 for his work in the R&B band Bass is Base, and has recently released Soul Food, a solo album that incorporates his two creative muses, cooking and music.