Tasting: Everyday Exotic

By: Mark Levine
Everyday Exotic's Roger Mooking -- On the road
Ever walk by an exotic ingredient and stare at it wistfully...longingly -- and yet from a safe distance since you have NOT CLUE #1 what to do with it?

Relax and breathe -- Roger shares well with others.

The Show -- Everyday Exotic
  • Ingredients from the road-less-traveled are demystified to weekday-dinner status
  • Simple, global riffs amp up the usual standards to the levels of minor brilliance
  • Did we mention he's a chef AND hit recording artist?
Roger Mooking --  Soul Food
Roger Mooking
  • Third-generation restauranteur and chef
  • Won the Canadian equivalent of a Grammy as well as some music videos awards
  • 60's soul, R&B and hip hop flavored with some pretty crazy spice
  • Performed with James Brown
  • Loves eggs
A Taste of the Ingredients
  • Papaya
  • Lychee
  • Nori
  • Lemongrass
  • Star Anise
  • Szechuan Peppercorns
Which exotic ingredient is a must-have in your kitchen?

Check out Roger's official site and catch his show, Everyday Exotic, beginning May 31st.  (If you can't wait,  get a taste on Facebook.)

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