Chef, Author Alison Roman Is Coming to CNN This Fall

By A.J. Katz 

Chef and author Alison Roman is bringing her planned CNN+ offering (More Than) A Cooking Show to CNN this fall.

The new CNN Original Series is being produced by Zero Point Zero Production.

“I couldn’t be more thrilled to share this show with the world—at long last,” Roman said in a statement. “It’s a true dream to have a home at CNN, even better to have had the chance to work with ZPZ on making this concept a reality. We’re all beyond collectively excited to reimagine what a cooking show can be, to make something new and have the best time doing it.”


In (More Than) A Cooking Show, Roman embarks on a journey to learn about some of her favorite ingredients—where they come from, how to cook them and why viewers should and must love eating them as much as she does. Across four episodes, audiences are invited into Roman’s kitchen, where a “try-new-things” approach to cooking is inevitable and encouraged—and to join her on her travels around New York and halfway across the globe to the Amalfi coast.

“Alison’s enthusiasm for the art of cooking is infectious; whether it be her spring chicken with crispy leeks or shallot pasta recipe, you simply want to cook with her,” said CNN evp of talent and content development Amy Entelis. “In (More Than) A Cooking Show, we are delighted to invite Alison into kitchens across the country, introducing CNN audiences to new dishes and flavors on her journey to create and taste good food.”

Roman is a New York-based cook, writer and author of the New York Times bestseller, Nothing Fancy, as well as Dining In. She also produces her own cooking YouTube series, Home Movies, alongside writing a popular newsletter. Roman was previously a columnist for NYT Cooking and editor at Bon Appetit magazine, where she developed recipes and wrote about food and cooking.

Executive producers for (More Than) A Cooking Show are Alison Roman, Chris Collins, Lydia Tenaglia and Shawn Cuddy for Zero Point Zero Production and Entelis, Lyle Gamm and Jon Adler for CNN Original Series.