Alison Roman Mounts returns with CNN + Cooking Show

Topline

Chef and cookbook author Alison Roman will host her own cooking show on CNN’s new streaming service this year, marking a comeback after facing backlash in 2020 for making negative comments about the model/ influencer Chrissy Teigen and author Marie Kondo.

Highlights

The show, which CNN described as “very opinionated and never temperamental,” will launch on the CNN+ network’s upcoming streaming subscription service in the spring.

It’s Roman’s first major contract since she faced a fallout in 2020 after she accused model-turned-lifestyle business owner Chrissy Teigen and Marie Kondo, an author and organizational consultant with her own show. Netflix, to be sold out.

In an interview with the new consumer released in May 2020 – in which she promoted a new capsule collection of cookware – Roman criticized Kondo for releasing a range of homewares, saying it was “antithetical” to the advice of Kondo that consumers only keep items in their homes that “spark joy.” .”

Roman also criticized Teigen, saying the way she was developing her lifestyle brand “horrifies me and it’s not something I want to do”.

Some readers have accused Roman of racism (Teigen and Kondo are Asian) amid wider judgment in the world of food media that has seen powerful figures like Enjoy your meal editor Adam Rapoport stands down from previous comments.

Key Context

Roman’s simple recipes often contain simple ingredients, minimal pots and pans, and can be prepared easily in small kitchens. It helped dishes like her go viral New York Times shallot pasta is gaining momentum as coronavirus shutdowns begin in 2020. His two cookbooks have sold 450,000 copies combined.

Chief Spokesperson

Teigen and fellow journalist Yashar Ali took to Twitter to slam roman and she comments after the interview was first published. Both have since faced their own scandals: In May, old posts resurfaced about Teigen reality star Courtney Stodden, Lindsay Lohan and teen moms Farrah Abraham, who reportedly pressured department stores to drop her line of cookware and pressured Teigen to scale back her social media activity. Ali disappeared from social media in June after Los Angeles Magazine published a scathing story detailing the reporter’s curious past and reported fallout with former friends, like comedian Kathy Griffin and oil heiress Ariadne Getty. Ali wrote that he had been “extraordinarily depressed” for nine months in a news bulletin on Monday.

Further reading

Alison Roman just can’t help herself (the new yorker)

What exactly is happening between Chrissy Teigen and Alison Roman on Twitter? (Eater)