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Alton Brown Hosts 2012 Beard Awards

2011_alton_brown_beard_awards1.jpgThe James Beard Foundation announced today that TV personality and general curmudgeon Alton Brown will host this year's James Beard Foundation Awards on May 7 at Avery Fisher Hall. To coincide with this year's theme of "25 Years of Food at its Best," chefs that knew James Beard will prepare dishes from his books at the Awards Gala Reception. The JBF will also release a 25th anniversary cookbook soon. [Eater National]