Alison Roman is no longer a NYT Cooking columnist
Alison Roman will not be returning to the New York Times, the recipe developer and former NYT Cooking columnist announced on Instagram on Wednesday.
“Feels like a good time to formally mention I won’t be returning to NYT Cooking. I’m proud of the work we made together but excited for this new chapter,” Roman wrote in a caption accompanying a photo of herself wearing a sweatshirt bearing a photo of caramelized shallot pasta, one of her popular recipes for the Times. She continued that her “new chapter” would include more recipes, videos, and writing for her newsletter, which she launched in June.
Roman had been on temporary leave from her NYT Cooking since May, following a very public dustup involving the Nothing Fancy author, Chrissy Teigen, and Marie Kondo (the latter by mention only). In an interview with the New Consumer, Roman had, among other things, effectively accused Teigen and Kondo of selling out by building personal brand empires. The interview drew backlash from those accusing Roman of hypocrisy and selectively targeting Asian women. Roman later apologized, and Teigen called for the Cooking columnist to be reinstated at the Times.
A Times spokesperson provided the following statement to Page Six regarding the permanent departure: “Alison decided to move on from The Times and we’re very thankful for her work with us.”
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