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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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  • Some alternatives to a missing brownie recipe

    Some alternatives to a missing brownie recipe
    Q: Several or many years ago I cut out a recipe in the Chicago Tribune for brownies. These were the best brownies ever. After putting the dough in the pan you put in a jar of marshmallow creme. I cannot find my recipe and I really miss making these...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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.,...
  • 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...
  • Fudge recipes, Nestle-style

    Fudge recipes, Nestle-style
    Q: I have searched for several months and have been unsuccessful trying to track down a recipe that my dad pulled from a Nestle Quik can from about 1971, or 1972. The recipe was for a fudge that either exclusively, or primarily, used Nestle Quik and a...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Make a 1940s Weary Willie cake

    Make a 1940s Weary Willie cake
    Q: My father-in-law said that in the 1940s his mother made a cake called Weary Willie, which she said she got from the Chicago Tribune. I have now been tasked to make one for him. Would you by chance have the recipe? — Cheri Koglin, Mainz-...
  • Grant Achatz's recipe for prune ketchup

    Grant Achatz's recipe for prune ketchup
    Q: We had a recipe for prune ketchup when I was a young boy. It goes great with venison. Would anyone have a great recipe? — Jim Statler, Yakima, Wash. A: Yes, indeed. Grant Achatz, the star chef of Chicago's Alinea, had a recipe for prune...
  • Hermit cookie recipes for a snowy day

    Hermit cookie recipes for a snowy day
    Hermit cookies like his mother used to make — that was the reason Don Hildebrandt of Carol Stream wrote to the Daley Question, looking for a Chicago Tribune recipe from 1964. The recipe, from Mrs. Frances Flanagan of La Moille, Ill., was found and...