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star.gif (1139 bytes) new3.gif (284 bytes) ASIA'S 50 BEST - Food awards are becoming increasingly commonplace, but here's an international competition with a difference - it focuses on Asia. Malaysia, Korea and the Philippines were stiffed, but many of the region's most innovative chefs received academy awards for inventive cuisine.

WHAT'S COOKING? - Increasingly, across Asia, the hot action these days is in the kitchen, where a new generation of celebrity chefs are stirring unprecedented recognition, as seen at the World Gourmet Summit, sort of Singapore's own World Cup of Cuisine. We take a look at this tasty trend.