Alton Brown to Host the 2012 James Beard Awards

No one does it better.

The one and only Alton Brown, who once explained to Grub Street how to fake it as a food snob, and who just ended his glorious run with Good Eats, will host the 2012 James Beard Awards on May 7 at Lincoln Center’s Avery Fisher Hall. And by the way, just a few days before we get our grape juice on, on Friday, May 4, Michael Symon and four-time James Beard Award–winning correspondent Martha Teichner will co-host the annual James Beard Foundation Book, Broadcast & Journalism Awards Dinner at Gotham Hall in New York City. [James Beard Foundation]