Alton Brown Is Our New Food Columnist!

Jason English

Big news! Food Network legend Alton Brown has joined the mental_floss gang as our new food columnist! Considering we've described mental_floss as "Good Eats, but, you know, about everything," this feels like a perfect fit. His big debut is in the new issue, which should be on newsstands and in mailboxes any day now.

Like everything else these days, this came about on Twitter:

Alton's a busy man, but I'll try to drag him over here to share more culinary history and hijinks on

Make him feel welcome!

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