Cookbook author and former New York Times columnist Alison Roman, who got here underneath hearth after criticizing Chrissy Teigen and Marie Kondo in a May 2020 interview with the New Consumer, will debut a brand new cooking present on CNN.
Called “(More Than) A Cooking Show,” the four-episode series will observe Roman, 37, as she travels, learns about elements and tries recipes.
Roman was presupposed to launch her present on CNN+ earlier this 12 months, however that platform was scrapped amid a shake-up at Warner Bros. Discovery, the proprietor of HBO, CNN, TLC and different networks. The cut-backs additionally included layoffs at HBO Max and a shelved “Batgirl” film.
CNN’s struggle for survival wasn’t the best-selling author’s solely impediment; Roman’s now-infamous 2020 remarks about Teigen and Kondo galvanized social media.
“What Chrissy Teigen has done is so crazy to me,” Roman instructed Consumer in 2020. “She had a successful cookbook. And then it was like: Boom, line at Target. Boom, now she has an Instagram page that has over a million followers where it’s just, like, people running a content farm for her. That horrifies me and it’s not something that I ever want to do.”
Regarding Kondo, she mentioned, “The idea that when Marie Kondo decided to capitalize on her fame and make stuff that you can buy, that is completely antithetical to everything she’s ever taught you.”
After a substantial quantity of backlash, Roman’s Times column was placed on maintain, and she or he tweeted an apology to Teigen.
“Being a woman who takes down other women is absolutely not my thing and don’t think it’s yours, either (I obviously failed to effectively communicate that). I hope we can meet one day, I think we’d probably get along,” Roman wrote. At the time, Teigen went public along with her disapproval relating to the Times’ choice, telling her Twitter followers, “I’d like her back.”
Roman parted methods with the Gray Lady that December. “I’m proud of the work we made together but excited for this new chapter,” she wrote on Instagram.
Roman lit up the web as soon as extra in 2021 after providing her Boerum Hill condo for lease. This summer season, she shared in her publication particulars of her new residence in the identical neighborhood.
“(More Than) A Cooking Show” will premiere on CNN at an unannounced date within the fall.