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Red-carpet cuisine and reality TV for car nuts

FAMOUS Chinese dishes - presented by their chefs and scrumptious starlets - will take to the red carpet on December 18 in the city's first Diet Awards.

Netizens can nominate their favorite dishes.

The awards are a Chinese mainland counterpart to Hong Kong's Diet Ceremony Kings and will feature stars such as actress Vivian Wu and Taiwan singer Terry Lin.

It is organized by Channel Young's TV program "Hot and Scrumptious" and Shanghai Xin King of Catering Culture Development Co Ltd.

Ten popular dishes will be honored, based on judges and Netizens' votes.

Online voting is under way at

Nominees include sweet and sour spare ribs, poached chicken, and spicy boiled fish.

Food brands and enterprises will be honored for their contributions to China's food culture over the past year.

Food will literally take to the runway in food-themed performances and a fashion show of garments made out of food.

Long-term brand

There will be a percussion show of sounds from the kitchen.

The show will be aired on December 27 at 7pm on Channel Young.

"We hope to develop the awards ceremony into a long-term brand," says Jiao Yang, an organizer. "It will play an important role in promoting Chinese food culture and strengthening exchange and cooperation within the catering industry, particularly during the World Expo 2010 Shanghai."

In another development, a new reality TV show is calling on contestants who love driving and hold a valid Chinese driver's license.

The prize in "2030 Go" by Dragon TV is 1 million yuan in cash (US$146,438).

Applications will be accepted until January 31, 2010, at

Over 80 days, the contestants will drive through 11 cities including Wuhan, Hubei Province; Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province; and Guangzhou, Guangdong Province.

Sixteen finalists will vie for the grand prize and tickets to the World Expo Shanghai and Formula One World Championship in Shanghai.

The final 13 episodes will screen weekly on Dragon TV from April.

Details have not been disclosed, but drivers will face challenges and use high-tech devices, such as mobile phones with GPS. Points are awarded for fast thinking and fast but safe driving.


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