Following the success of the hit television series Everyday Exotic, Chef Roger Mooking and his producer Allan Magee bring together the most delicious of his 52 inspiring episodes. Using the concept of
Following the success of the hit television series Everyday Exotic, Chef Roger Mooking and his producer Allan Magee bring together the most delicious of his 52 inspiring episodes. Using the concept of one main exotic ingredient, Roger demystifies the ingredient through its flavour and aroma, empowering the reader to embrace them in their cooking. Mix in your standard midweek recipes and you have new classics that your entire family will love.
From Monday's standard meatloaf, to Sunday's traditional roast chicken, it's easy to learn how to embrace new taste sensations that turn those tired midweek recipes into fresh and exciting new meals. With Roger and Everyday Exotic by your side, you have the perfect go-to guide for solving that seemingly impossible question, What should I make for dinner tonight?"
Explore dishes like:
- Lime Leaf Chicken with Lime Mayo
- Coriander Meatloaf with Cilantro Pesto and Tomato Chutney
- Curried Macaroni and Cheese Pie
- Five Spice Lamb Burgers
- Saffron Halibut Packets
And as Roger insists, you eat first with your eyes. So discover your own inspiration for plating each recipe in the accompanying beautiful presentations found within each vibrant and colourful photo throughout the book.
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The notion behind the Exotic (Obedient) Ingredient is that the ingredient that was once out of reach becomes obedient once you learn how to master it. The ingredient intimidation melts away as you discover how to shop for it, what it looks like, where to find it, and finally how to cook it several ways. In a mere 30 minutes, something that was once beyond your approach is now readily embraced and subordinate. The Obedient Ingredient was born, not to mention that the two words rhyme and I'm a rapper. Sometimes it's just that simple.
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Roger Mooking is the host and co-creator of Everyday Exotic, on Food Network Canada and The Cooking Channel in the United States. 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 and is now the chair of the Professional Advisory Committee. Roger is also a successful musician. His debut solo album is called Soul Food.
Allan Magee is the executive producer and co-creator of Everyday Exotic. As a television producer he has created and produced hundreds of episodes of innovative lifestyle television, including Partydish and Fixing Dinner, and consulted on Cook Like a Chef and The Great Canadian Food Show. He is the recipient of numerous creative awards, including the Writers Guild of Canada Mentorship Award and the Banff World Television Festival's Producer of the Year.
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"it should be made clear that Mooking is an accomplished and highly regarded chef, who received rave reviews when cooking this sort of fusion cuisine at the Toronto restaurants Kultura and Nyood. He knows his stuff and brings a sophisticated palate to these recipes. . . Mooking's creative culinary vision delivers dozens of adventurous recipes that home cooks should be delighted to discover and explore."
— Quill & Quire