Chrissy Teigen has admitted that she’s ‘not happy’ how the New York Times has put cookbook author Alison Roman’s food column on ‘temporary leave’ after their fallout.
Earlier this month, Roman threw shade at Teigen over her success on social media and with her cookbook Cravings, saying she and Marie Kondo had ‘sold out.’
The backlash meant that Roman’s regular food column in the New York Times has been suspended, with a spokesperson for the paper confirming the biweekly article is now ‘on temporary leave.’
‘I hope we can laugh about it one day but I’m not happy with the NYT leave so she def can’t laugh about it yet. It just sucks in every way,’ Teigen said on Twitter Tuesday.
Teigen was responding to a fan after she praised Roman – the author of cookbooks Nothing Fancy and Dining In – for her pasta recipes.
Roman, who also has an incredibly popular Instagram on which she shares her recipe ideas, has been in the spotlight for different reasons since giving a controversial interview to the New York Consumer.
In remarks published on May 8, she described Teigen’s climb to the top of the food empire as ‘crazy.’
‘She had a successful cookbook. And then it was like: Boom, line at Target. Boom, now she has an Instagram page that has over a million followers where it’s just, like, people running a content farm for her,’ Roman said.
‘That horrifies me and it’s not something that I ever want to do. I don’t aspire to that.
Teigen, a successful model and TV personality who is married to singer John Legend, immediately expressed hurt at Roman’s comments in a series of Tweets.
‘I bought [Roman’s] cookbooks, supported her on social and praised her in interviews. I even signed on to executive produce the very show she talks about doing in this article,’ she shared.
‘I genuinely loved everything about Alison. Was jealous she got to have a book with food on the cover instead of a face!! I’ve made countless NYT recipes she’s created, posting along the way,’ she went on.
Teigen concluded: ‘I didn’t ‘sell out’ by making my dreams come true. To have a cookware line, to get to be a part of that process start to finish, to see something go from sketch to in my hands, I love that.’
Teigen co-wrote her successful cookbook Cravings: Recipes For All The Food You Want To Eat with author Adeena Sussman back in 2016.
In 2018 she wrote a follow up cookbook titled Cravings: Hungry For More, which was met with instant success.