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Bill Daley

Bill Daley
Bill Daley is a food and feature writer with the Chicago Tribune. In tackling the beat, Daley covers chefs and food personalities, cooking techniques and trends. He is active in social media, notably Twitter and Facebook.

Daley arrived at the Tribune in 2004. For six years, he wrote the Good Eating section's weekly wine column, "Uncorked," and a Sunday q-and-a column called "Daley Drink" for four years. He broadcast a weekly food and wine radio segment for five years, first for WBBM-AM and then for WGN-AM. Prior to the Tribune, Daley was a food writer and restaurant reviewer with the San Francisco Chronicle and spent 11 years at the Hartford Courant, where he ultimately became the S...
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Bill Daley is a food and feature writer with the Chicago Tribune. In tackling the beat, Daley covers chefs and food personalities, cooking techniques and trends. He is active in social media, notably Twitter and Facebook.

Daley arrived at the Tribune in 2004. For six years, he wrote the Good Eating section's weekly wine column, "Uncorked," and a Sunday q-and-a column called "Daley Drink" for four years. He broadcast a weekly food and wine radio segment for five years, first for WBBM-AM and then for WGN-AM. Prior to the Tribune, Daley was a food writer and restaurant reviewer with the San Francisco Chronicle and spent 11 years at the Hartford Courant, where he ultimately became the Sunday magazine's restaurant reviewer. He served as president of the Association of Food Journalists from 2002-2004.

A graduate of Manhattanville College, Daley also holds a master's degree from Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism in New York City. He is a resident of Chicago's Uptown neighborhood.
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  • Cooking up plots at Printers Row Lit Fest

     Cooking up plots at Printers Row Lit Fest
    Chefs and authors will share their favorite recipes and stories on the Good Eating stage at this year's Printers Row Lit Fest, from debut cookbooks to those following a string of previous tomes. Ask the questions you've always harbored about wine pairings...
  • Paula Wolfert tribute cookbook project launched on Kickstarter

     Paula Wolfert tribute cookbook project launched on Kickstarter
    Paula Wolfert, the famed cookbook author and teacher who has been diagnosed with the early stages of dementia, is the focus of an unusual tribute: a "biographical cookbook" being funded through Kickstarter. "Unforgettable: Bold Flavors From a Renegade...
  • City Winery opens along Chicago River

    City Winery opens along Chicago River
    If you're feeling a little thirsty June 12 — and you know you will be, given it's a Friday — walk over to the opening of City Winery Chicago's new Riverwalk outpost at Marina Plaza, on the south side of the Chicago River between State and...
  • Grill flank steak today, make fajitas tomorrow

     Grill flank steak today, make fajitas tomorrow
    Q: Looking for a beef steak fajitas marinade recipe for grilling published in the Trib in 1992-93. It was great! Leftovers made great fajita tacos. Lost it when I moved, and have been looking since that time. Have tried many but none that tasted as good....
  • Lost turkey meatloaf recipe was beloved by kids

    Lost turkey meatloaf recipe was beloved by kids
    Q: I pulled a turkey meatloaf recipe from the Tribune when my kids were little. It had spinach and carrots in it. They loved it and didn't realize all the good stuff that was in it. I believe it also had sausage in it. I've done all kinds of searches...
  • Reader seeks 1970s recipe for oatmeal whole wheat bread

    Reader seeks 1970s recipe for oatmeal whole wheat bread
    Q: Sometime between 1970 and 1975; the Trib published a wonderful bread recipe for an oatmeal whole wheat bread that included honey and dry milk. My memory tells me it was the tastiest bread I've ever made. I took the recipe with me when we moved overseas...
  • Readers share their favorite fudge recipes

    Readers share their favorite fudge recipes
    Daley Question readers responded generously to my plea for help in finding a fudge recipe made with Nesquik, formerly known as Nestle Quik. ("Fudge recipes, Nestle-style," Daley Question, Feb. 18, 2015). Bob Smith wrote in from Wheat Ridge, Colo.,...
  • Date bar cookie like Mom used to buy

    Date bar cookie like Mom used to buy
    Q: In the early to mid-70s my mom used to buy a bakery item at the grocery store named China Chews. I am assuming it was a Heinemann's product as that what was mostly stocked at Dominick's, where she did the majority of her grocery shopping. I tried in...
  • Do screw caps affect how wine ages?

    Do screw caps affect how wine ages?
    Q: Does wine in screw top bottles age as well as wine in bottles with a cork? —Andrew Maselli, Chicago A: Knowing there's rarely a simple answer when it comes to wine, I reached out to an expert at the University of California at Davis and asked...
  • Crisp oatmeal cookie recipes

    Crisp oatmeal cookie recipes
    Q: I believe that the Trib published a recipe years ago for " Viennese Oatmeal Cookies" which I can no longer find. They were very thin and crispy delicious cookies that my grandchildren loved, and since I plan to visit them again over the Valentine's...
  • Missing mom's meatballs

    Missing mom's meatballs
    Q: I am looking for a really old recipe (about 50 years old) that my mother would make. It was a meatball recipe that included cream of mushroom soup and beer in the sauce. I even think there was beer in the meatballs. Can you help? — Donna...