Tracey Furniss

Tracey Furniss

Tracey Furniss is Deputy Editor, Specialist Publications at the SCMP. Her beat also includes editor of Good Eating magazine and 100 Top Tables - A CEO's Dining Guide, which takes her to some of the city’s great eateries. Before joining the SCMP, she was a television journalist, digital editor and travel writer for a host of well-known publications in the United States.

Latest from Tracey Furniss

How top chefs like Alain Ducasse and Pierre Hermé get a 7-course Michelin-star-quality dinner ready for 500 people – a test of skill and timing

Diners expect culinary excellence at gala dinners such as the recent Michelin Gala Night in Macau – which means top chefs have their work cut out

15 Feb 2020 - 1:00PM

Diners expect culinary excellence at gala dinners such as the recent Michelin Gala Night in Macau – which means top chefs have their work cut out

How top chefs like Alain Ducasse and Pierre Hermé get a 7-course Michelin-star-quality dinner ready for 500 people – a test of skill and timing
Does chicken soup really help when you are sick? And is organically-farmed or free-range meat any better for you than supermarket-bought birds?

Cultures from Asia to the Americas believe chicken soup to have health-giving benefits, but is there any nutritional basis to this old wives’ tale?

12 Feb 2020 - 9:00AM

Cultures from Asia to the Americas believe chicken soup to have health-giving benefits, but is there any nutritional basis to this old wives’ tale?

Does chicken soup really help when you are sick? And is organically-farmed or free-range meat any better for you than supermarket-bought birds?
9 foods to defy flu and the cold, and boost your immune system

We have plenty fresh seafood, meat, fruits and vegetables in the markets and shops to choose from, so where do we start?

9 Feb 2020 - 6:00PM

We have plenty fresh seafood, meat, fruits and vegetables in the markets and shops to choose from, so where do we start?

9 foods to defy flu and the cold, and boost your immune system
How the ‘free, intelligent and full spirit’ of the Year of the Rat inspired Chinese artist Zhang Huan’s bold Lunar New Year piece for Hennessy

Western brands are increasingly tapping hip Chinese artists for millennial kudos – and one French cognac maker’s Chinese New Year commission has reaped most noteworthy results

26 Jan 2020 - 6:00PM

Western brands are increasingly tapping hip Chinese artists for millennial kudos – and one French cognac maker’s Chinese New Year commission has reaped most noteworthy results

How the ‘free, intelligent and full spirit’ of the Year of the Rat inspired Chinese artist Zhang Huan’s bold Lunar New Year piece for Hennessy
Would you pay US$144 for a popular Lunar New Year dish?

A popular dish at Lunar New Year, Buddha Jumps Over the Wall is also known as Buddha’s Temptation or Happiness and Longevity

26 Jan 2020 - 12:00PM

A popular dish at Lunar New Year, Buddha Jumps Over the Wall is also known as Buddha’s Temptation or Happiness and Longevity

Would you pay US$144 for a popular Lunar New Year dish?
Hennessy celebrates Lunar New Year and 150 years in China with Zhang Huan collaboration

Zhang unveiled his artwork, Eaux-de-Vie, alongside Hennessy master blender Renaud Fillioux de Gironde at one of the distilleries outside Cognac in southwestern France

12 Jan 2020 - 4:00PM

Zhang unveiled his artwork, Eaux-de-Vie, alongside Hennessy master blender Renaud Fillioux de Gironde at one of the distilleries outside Cognac in southwestern France

Hennessy celebrates Lunar New Year and 150 years in China with Zhang Huan collaboration
Why climber Annabelle Bond believes discipline is the key to happiness and success

The British OBE – who broke records after completing the world’s Seven Summits in less than a year – talks about being a single mother and trekking across Africa for Laureus Sport for Good Foundation

5 Jan 2020 - 2:00PM

The British OBE – who broke records after completing the world’s Seven Summits in less than a year – talks about being a single mother and trekking across Africa for Laureus Sport for Good Foundation

Why climber Annabelle Bond believes discipline is the key to happiness and success
What is Luxury Escapes CEO Cameron Holland’s favourite holiday destination?

Appointed CEO of Luxury Escapes just over a year ago, Holland has more than a decade of experience in the luxury travel industry

30 Dec 2019 - 12:00PM

Appointed CEO of Luxury Escapes just over a year ago, Holland has more than a decade of experience in the luxury travel industry

What is Luxury Escapes CEO Cameron Holland’s favourite holiday destination?
How does Nepal’s first billionaire, Binod K. Chaudhary, spend the holidays?

Nepal’s first billionaire – and owner of luxury spa The Farm in the Philippines – says Christian and Muslim holidays are moments to express joy and happiness

29 Dec 2019 - 12:00PM

Nepal’s first billionaire – and owner of luxury spa The Farm in the Philippines – says Christian and Muslim holidays are moments to express joy and happiness

How does Nepal’s first billionaire, Binod K. Chaudhary, spend the holidays?
Skiing in Switzerland and travelling with kids: Marni founder’s daughter Carolina Castiglioni on her favourite holiday memories

The fashion designer is noted for her artsy designer womenswear label, and as the daughter of Marni founder Consuelo Castiglioni

28 Dec 2019 - 2:20AM

The fashion designer is noted for her artsy designer womenswear label, and as the daughter of Marni founder Consuelo Castiglioni

Skiing in Switzerland and travelling with kids: Marni founder’s daughter Carolina Castiglioni on her favourite holiday memories
Celebrity designer Viola Chan’s festive fashion tips: sparkles, feathers, metallic fabric – and a cape

The Hong Kong-born fashion designer behind The House of VC talks about her favourite Christmas memories, New Year’s resolutions and holiday style tips

27 Dec 2019 - 12:00PM

The Hong Kong-born fashion designer behind The House of VC talks about her favourite Christmas memories, New Year’s resolutions and holiday style tips

Celebrity designer Viola Chan’s festive fashion tips: sparkles, feathers, metallic fabric – and a cape
Which Hong Kong restaurants define the past decade of eating out in the city?

These eateries are still doing a roaring trade in attracting foodies years after opening their doors

26 Dec 2019 - 12:00PM

These eateries are still doing a roaring trade in attracting foodies years after opening their doors

Which Hong Kong restaurants define the past decade of eating out in the city?
Family, food and fun: Joanna Hotung talks about her favourite Christmas memory

The CEO and founder of Kids’ Gallery is expanding her business and a busy mother of two, but she still wants to travel more in 2020

25 Dec 2019 - 4:00PM

The CEO and founder of Kids’ Gallery is expanding her business and a busy mother of two, but she still wants to travel more in 2020

Family, food and fun: Joanna Hotung talks about her favourite Christmas memory
What Christmas means to celebrity chef Wolfgang Puck: it’s all about ‘spending time with my family ’

Puck won an Emmy for his series Wolfgang Puck, which debuted on The Food Network in 2000 and aired for five seasons

22 Dec 2019 - 10:00AM

Puck won an Emmy for his series Wolfgang Puck, which debuted on The Food Network in 2000 and aired for five seasons

What Christmas means to celebrity chef Wolfgang Puck: it’s all about ‘spending time with my family ’
Which Hong Kong and Macau restaurants kept – and which lost – their rank in the Michelin Guide 2020 edition?

Being awarded a Michelin star is the holy grail of restaurant achievements; which Hong Kong and Macau restaurants still have that honour?

21 Dec 2019 - 4:00PM

Being awarded a Michelin star is the holy grail of restaurant achievements; which Hong Kong and Macau restaurants still have that honour?

Which Hong Kong and Macau restaurants kept – and which lost – their rank in the Michelin Guide 2020 edition?
MasterChef’s Alvin Leung on his ‘x-treme’ Chinese cuisine and why Batman inspires him

Celebrity chef Alvin Leung will film this season’s MasterChef Canada in China and has recently opened restaurants in Taiwan, Singapore, Vancouver and Malaysia

17 Dec 2019 - 4:53AM

Celebrity chef Alvin Leung will film this season’s MasterChef Canada in China and has recently opened restaurants in Taiwan, Singapore, Vancouver and Malaysia

MasterChef’s Alvin Leung on his ‘x-treme’ Chinese cuisine and why Batman inspires him
5 new restaurants around the Hong Kong Museum of Art in Tsim Sha Tsui you will love, whether you like theatre and ballet or not

New harbourfront restaurants cater to theatre and ballet crowds since the reopening of the Hong Kong Museum of Art

30 Dec 2019 - 3:15PM

New harbourfront restaurants cater to theatre and ballet crowds since the reopening of the Hong Kong Museum of Art

5 new restaurants around the Hong Kong Museum of Art in Tsim Sha Tsui you will love, whether you like theatre and ballet or not
5 top Christmas hampers in Hong Kong – from Fortnum & Mason to The Peninsula, and good old Marks & Spencer

’Tis the season to be jolly – and to indulge, with one of these decadent gift hampers of festive treats

10 Dec 2019 - 4:01PM

’Tis the season to be jolly – and to indulge, with one of these decadent gift hampers of festive treats

5 top Christmas hampers in Hong Kong – from Fortnum & Mason to The Peninsula, and good old Marks & Spencer
Hong Kong’s Harbour City just got another restaurant from a Michelin-starred chef – the modern European Amelia by Paulo Airaudo

We chatted with famed chef Paulo Airaudo about his modern European menu and why he chose Hong Kong as the spot for his next restaurant

11 Dec 2019 - 4:44PM

We chatted with famed chef Paulo Airaudo about his modern European menu and why he chose Hong Kong as the spot for his next restaurant

Hong Kong’s Harbour City just got another restaurant from a Michelin-starred chef – the modern European Amelia by Paulo Airaudo
Where to eat this New Year’s Eve in Hong Kong and Macau: best places to celebrate the arrival of 2020

Whether you want a bird’s-eye view of Victoria Harbour, a delicious dinner feast or a boozy brunch on January 1, there are plenty of holiday options in Hong Kong and Macau

9 Dec 2019 - 12:00PM

Whether you want a bird’s-eye view of Victoria Harbour, a delicious dinner feast or a boozy brunch on January 1, there are plenty of holiday options in Hong Kong and Macau

Where to eat this New Year’s Eve in Hong Kong and Macau: best places to celebrate the arrival of 2020
Where to eat at Hong Kong International Airport: best restaurants to try before boarding your flight

Newly-opened Wolfgang Puck Kitchen and Duddell’s are just two examples of great restaurants serving high-quality food at the Hong Kong International Airport

5 Dec 2019 - 4:00PM

Newly-opened Wolfgang Puck Kitchen and Duddell’s are just two examples of great restaurants serving high-quality food at the Hong Kong International Airport

Where to eat at Hong Kong International Airport: best restaurants to try before boarding your flight
32 Christmas dining options around Hong Kong and Macau for an unforgettable celebration

East, drink and be merry this festive season with your choice of a wide range of cuisines designed to tantalise the taste buds

5 Dec 2019 - 1:00PM

East, drink and be merry this festive season with your choice of a wide range of cuisines designed to tantalise the taste buds

32 Christmas dining options around Hong Kong and Macau for an unforgettable celebration
Is Hong Kong film legend Anthony Wong seriously left-turning into stand-up comedy?

Over a long lunch at his new favourite restaurant, the Hong Kong movie icon filled us in on his future plans – but was he pulling our leg about a coming stand-up comedy show?

18 Nov 2019 - 3:10PM

Over a long lunch at his new favourite restaurant, the Hong Kong movie icon filled us in on his future plans – but was he pulling our leg about a coming stand-up comedy show?

Is Hong Kong film legend Anthony Wong seriously left-turning into stand-up comedy?
Hong Kong’s Gontran Cherrier is about more than just croissants

The French bistro, which has more than 50 branches around the world, offers a menu packed with entrées, soup, pasta, risotto, meat and fish

18 Nov 2019 - 11:00AM

The French bistro, which has more than 50 branches around the world, offers a menu packed with entrées, soup, pasta, risotto, meat and fish

Hong Kong’s Gontran Cherrier is about more than just croissants
Creative Cantonese cuisine at its best at Jasmine in Tung Chung

Flooded with natural light and outfitted with simple but striking decor, the restaurant at Citygate is best known for its dim sum

18 Nov 2019 - 9:00AM

Flooded with natural light and outfitted with simple but striking decor, the restaurant at Citygate is best known for its dim sum

Creative Cantonese cuisine at its best at Jasmine in Tung Chung
Tuck into delightful Singapore cuisine at Chatterbox in K11 Musea

Dishes to try include Mandarin chicken rice and salted egg chicken wings, and desserts like coconut ice cream in shell and jumbo milo shave ice

17 Nov 2019 - 11:00AM

Dishes to try include Mandarin chicken rice and salted egg chicken wings, and desserts like coconut ice cream in shell and jumbo milo shave ice

Tuck into delightful Singapore cuisine at Chatterbox in K11 Musea
How Hong Kong celebrity chef Alvin Leung is using the traditional Buddhist lotus plant to funk up desserts at Bo Innovation

The three-Michelin star ‘Demon Chef’ is exploring Chinese traditions at trendy Wan Chai restaurant Bo Innovation

18 Nov 2019 - 2:28PM

The three-Michelin star ‘Demon Chef’ is exploring Chinese traditions at trendy Wan Chai restaurant Bo Innovation

How Hong Kong celebrity chef Alvin Leung is using the traditional Buddhist lotus plant to funk up desserts at Bo Innovation
Bones and Blades: a Sai Kung butcher deli with a menu to match

Piggy fries, lamb chops and crispy chicken burgers top the menu at this butcher cum steakhouse

17 Nov 2019 - 9:30AM

Piggy fries, lamb chops and crispy chicken burgers top the menu at this butcher cum steakhouse

Bones and Blades: a Sai Kung butcher deli with a menu to match
Know your focaccia from grissini, and carasau from cornetto? How you’ve been eating Italian bread wrong all along

One of Hong Kong’s top Italian chefs tells us how you’re really supposed to enjoy your pre-dinner bread platter

16 Nov 2019 - 12:00PM

One of Hong Kong’s top Italian chefs tells us how you’re really supposed to enjoy your pre-dinner bread platter

Know your focaccia from grissini, and carasau from cornetto? How you’ve been eating Italian bread wrong all along
Delicious Californian dining at Wolfgang Puck in Hong Kong International Airport

Regardless of whether he is dishing up for the Hollywood elite or the weary traveller, Wolfgang Puck’s food is good

16 Nov 2019 - 11:00AM

Regardless of whether he is dishing up for the Hollywood elite or the weary traveller, Wolfgang Puck’s food is good

Delicious Californian dining at Wolfgang Puck in Hong Kong International Airport