Alton Brown to Host the 2012 James Beard Awards

No one does it better.
No one does it better.Photo: Melissa Hom

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]