On Fire: Roger Mooking

Surely most foodie fiends know about Roger Mooking, the Trinidadian-Canadian chef who hosts Everyday Exotic on the Cooking Channel, stars on the Food Network's Heat Seekers with Aaron Sanchez, and most recently, aired his latest show, Man Fire Food, on the Cooking Channel, which debuted in September. In the show, Roger travels the country to discover intentive ways in which others cook with fire. We got to chat with the chef about his favorite cuisine, why he likes to grill, and what he's up to right now.

Wanna Play with Fire?

If you order your chicken wings "hot" and you think salsa should only be sold "hot" and just can't get enough of everything SPICY, then Heat Seekers is right up your alley. Heat Seekers takes Chefs Aaron Sanchez and Roger Mooking hunting down spicy food across the country and they found a helping of hot stuff at three local restaurants in our very own MIA...

At Aunt I's, they sampled hot jerk chicken made naturally, with Scotch bonnet peppers. The pair ate spicy ceviche at CVI.CHE105 then headed to Mercadito for the "hottest drink on Earth" the Vato Loco. It's a tequila-based cocktail made with seven chillies, pepper-infused simple syrup and pinapple puree. The $12 Vato Loca is being offered for $7 after 10 p.m. Wanna try it? maybe you should bring an attorney since guests have to sign a waiver before ordering.

Aunt I's: 19934 N.W. 2nd Ave. Miami, FL 33169 (305) 654-9638

CVI.CHE 105: 105 N.E. 3rd Ave. Miami, FL 33132 (305) 577-3454