Alison Roman's New CNN Cooking Show Will Have A Personal Twist

Alison Roman is breaking the mold with her new cooking show. According to a CNN press release, the renowned author, cook, and influencer has partnered with CNN+ to create a program that reflects her individual style. This is part of its new lineup, which promises "distinctive and different" programing compared to what airs on CNN (per Variety).

Roman, a former New York Times columnist and best-selling cookbook author, has a candid, no-fuss style that has earned her notoriety throughout her career (via Insider). The author of "Dining In" and "Nothing Fancy" has captivated audiences (especially millennials) by creating delicious meals from her 670-square-foot apartment in Brooklyn, New York. The pandemic only increased Roman's popularity and earned her the title "queen of at-home cooking." Fans gravitate toward Roman for her accessible, delicious recipes, but stay for her personality.

Roman enjoys teaching her followers about the food she's creating, and her new show will allow her to do just that. On partnering with CNN+, Roman said, "I've been dreaming about bringing a new sort of cooking and food show to life for years and I can't think of any place better to make it a reality."

What makes Roman's new CNN+ cooking show different?

Alison Roman wants to go beyond the recipe in her new cooking show on CNN+. The chef, cookbook author, and food columnist has inspired home cooks to create delicious meals — despite their lack of experience or kitchen space. Roman keeps fans entertained with what Insider calls her "unfiltered and charismatic" style.

According to a press release from CNN, episodes of her new program will show Roman in the kitchen teaching viewers about the recipes she's creating, and then change it up by following her outside to learn more about the people, stories, and ingredients that make each dish special. Roman isn't afraid to get personal with viewers, as she shares the heartening and sometimes embarrassing stories behind each dish. CNN hopes to draw in new subscribers with the show's uncommon format that complements Roman's signature style (per Variety).

The EVP for Talent and Content Development for CNN Original Series and Films at CNN Worldwide, Amy Entelis, says, "From vinegar chicken to shallot pasta — we are thrilled that Alison will share the stories behind her signature recipes with the subscribers of CNN+." The show is set to debut on the subscription streaming service in spring 2022.