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An Evening with Alison Roman In conversation with Adam Liaw

9 May 2023

In the Concert Hall

Talks & Ideas

New York Times best-seller Alison Roman joins Adam Liaw in a fun and lively conversation about food, friends, and why Roman’s no-fuss style strikes a chord.

A delicious offering best enjoyed in company

Following the release of her third book, Sweet Enough, New York-based cook and writer Alison Roman comes to the Concert Hall for one night only as part of her 2023 Australian Tour.

Roman brings an authentic style to the role food plays in our lives, creating recipes so iconic they have become known by definitive hashtags: #thecookies, #thepasta, #thedip. Capturing global attention through her New York Times bestselling cookbooks Nothing Fancy and Dining In, Substack’s most popular food newsletter titled A Newsletter, and her YouTube series Home Movies, Alison Roman is single-handedly encouraging a generation to ditch “domestic goddess” perfection and embrace a no fuss, no-nonsense approach to cooking for friends.

With her personality just as much a key ingredient in her food as any shallot or anchovy, Alison Roman promises to serve up a healthy side of pragmatism and carefree attitude live on-stage.

Alison Roman will also appear as part of the Melbourne Writers Festival and at Brisbane’s Powerhouse.

At her place, it’s nighttime, the plates don’t match, your phone’s on the table, and the candle’s burning down to a nub. Her high-spirited, offhand quality makes you feel that the most important element to any meal is gameness. If you could “throw your own hot dog party,” why wouldn’t you?

The New Yorker

Meet the speakers

Alison Roman

Alison Roman is a New York–based cook, writer, and author of the New York Times bestselling cookbooks Nothing Fancy and Dining In. She is the host and producer of CNN’s (More Than) A Cooking Show with Alison Roman, the creator of a bi-weekly YouTube series called Home Movies, and the author of a bi-weekly newsletter titled A Newsletter. You can find recipes, videos, recommendations and more, at

Alison Roman eating dessert
Adam Liaw

Adam Liaw is a cook, writer and broadcaster. One of Australia’s most in-demand media personalities, Adam hosts The Cook Up with Adam Liaw (SBS), Tomorrow Tonight (ABC), and Good Food Kitchen (Nine) and presents the podcast “How Taste Changed the World” for Audible. He is the author of eight cookbooks, with a 9th due out in October, is the #1 recipe writer for Good Food in The Sydney Morning Herald, The Age, Brisbane Times and WA Today, a weekly columnist for Sunday Life magazine, and columnist for The Guardian.  He is also UNICEF Australia’s National Ambassador for Nutrition.

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