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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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  • Wine words: Don't let label descriptors intimidate you

    Wine words: Don't let label descriptors intimidate you
    Q: I like hot and spicy food, hot peppers, wasabi, horseradish—you get the idea. In a conversation I had about wine I was told people with tastes like mine could never taste the subtle flavors and aromas in wines. In general do you think this is...
  • A search for holiday cheer

    A search for holiday cheer
    Q: I have a co-worker and dear friend who seems to have met Mr. Might-Be-Right. The parents have all met and are completely copacetic. This is their first Christmas together and she wants to get him a few impressive things. He's a member of a wine-tasting...
  • Going bananas for missing bread recipe?

    Going bananas for missing bread recipe?
    Q: I was scouring Google and the web for my favorite banana bread recipe that I think my husband accidentally threw in the trash. I won't make another banana bread without it! The recipe made one loaf and the pan was coated in sugar and cinnamon —...
  • Soup recipe unavailable? Re-create it on your own

    Soup recipe unavailable? Re-create it on your own
    Q: My health club serve a terrific tomato mushroom soup. Supposedly it has only 65 calories. Wonder if you could get the recipe out of them, I couldn't!! It's Midtown Athletic Club in Bannockburn. —Susie Sigel, Highland Park A: I couldn't get...
  • Re-creating restaurant's Tuscan chicken pasta

    Re-creating restaurant's Tuscan chicken pasta
    Q:I have eaten at Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery several times and LOVE their Tuscan Chicken. Is there a recipe that you could get for this delicious dish?¬† —Patricia Korns, Westmont A: Yes! Here's the recipe for Rock Bottom's Tuscan Chicken...
  • Oregano origins can matter

    Oregano origins can matter
    Q: I found a recipe that called for Mexican Oregano is this different than the Italian Oregano that I have in my spice rack? —Andrew Maselli, Chicago A: Yes, the two are different plants and each oregano has its own "personality," according to...
  • Searching for squid

    Searching for squid
    Q: I had the most delicious squid pasta while vacationing in Michigan's UP. I have a basic recipe, and I hope to try it out soon. I have questions for you: Where on earth can I find squid or calamari in the far western suburbs of Chicago? I haven't a clue...
  • Boxed in on Boxing Day?

    Boxed in on Boxing Day?
    Q: I am invited to an affair called Boxing Day. My Scottish and Polish sister-in-law will be having Scottish and Polish food and I would like to bring a side dish that will knock their socks off. They wanted my spinach salad but I am thinking of...
  • That old fruitcake magic

    That old fruitcake magic
    Q: When I got married, for our first Christmas, I decided to bake a fruitcake for the first time. The thinking was that if it was made from scratch it would be much better than those horrors sold in the stores. The Betty Crocker yellow fruitcake recipe...
  • Was James Beard the Jolly Green Giant?

    Was James Beard the Jolly Green Giant?
    Q: I really did enjoy everyone celebrating Julia Child's birthday. But, I do remember another chef that was on television before her, James Beard. I remember seeing his cooking shows and I guess there are no tapes or films that were saved, or maybe...
  • Tripping to Chicago?

    Tripping to Chicago?
    Q: I am planning my first trip to Chicago for sometime in mid-June. What are your¬†recommendations and¬†must-have food experiences for a newcomer to Chicago? —Lea Thompson, Austin, Texas Q: I'll be in Chicago in July doing a dinner. Have some...