In Good Company

022: Alison Roman. Writing Accessibly. Freelance Money Lessons.

October 8, 2019

Food writer and chef Alison Roman look set to be the millennial inheritor to Nigella’s domestic goddess crown – funny, sharp, and (cliché though it might sound) effortlessly cool, it’s no wonder she’s developed a cult following in the US (and racked up over 200,000 followers on Instagram). A columnist for the New York Times and contributor to food magazine Bon Appetit, Alison’s also the author of two cookbooks – Dining In, a best-selling collection of recipes published in 2017, and the forthcoming Nothing Fancy (out October 31st).

On today’s episode we talk about how she navigated the hyper-masculine world of restaurant kitchens as a young woman, the money lessons she’s learned since becoming self-employed four years ago, and the effect having a huge Instagram following has had on her career, both good and bad. 

Nothing Fancy (Hardie Grant) is out on October 31st.

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