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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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  • Agar agar leaves reader puzzled

    Agar agar leaves reader puzzled
    Q: I found the recipe for a Dressel's cake in a somewhat recent article of yours ("Reader hankers for a Dressel cake," Good Eating, May 23, 2012.) Exactly what is agar agar, and where the heck does one find that sort of thing? Unless you meant "sugar" and...
  • Rye bread recipe lost...

    Rye bread recipe lost...
    Q: I looked my Scandinavian Rye Bread recipe  recently and was shocked to find it missing. I started making it in the early 80's and expect that it might have run in the Tribune as early as the late 70's. --Keira MacVicar, Vancouver, British...
  • Do you really need a panini maker?

    Do you really need a panini maker?
    Q: Do you need a panini maker to make a panini? --Carol Mackey, Barrington, Ill. A: Not at all! Panini makers simply toast/grill each side of the sandwich simultaneously (panino is the singular in Italian) while pressing it together. It's the...
  • Journey to Malaysia

    Journey to Malaysia
    Century after century, the spice trade beckoned those hungry for flavor, profit or adventure. Peppercorns from Pondicherry, Sumatran cinnamon from around Padang, cloves from the Moluccas — all spoke of faraway ports-of-call ripe with the promise...
  • Fudging the vanilla

    Fudging the vanilla
    Q: I want to make fudge but I don't have vanilla—is there anything else I can use? And which milk is better, condensed or evaporated? —Shayna Bracha Farber, Skokie A: You can do without vanilla extract and proceed with the recipe, says Dorie...
  • Witnessing a crime

    Witnessing a crime
    When a crime happens, most folks will act like Clark Kent, not Superman. That's OK; dialing for help and reporting what you're seeing can be heroic too. "If you see a crime occurring, call 911. Don't intervene," says Jenny Shearer, a spokeswoman with the...
  • Couscous salad

    Couscous salad
    Vary a couscous salad with chickpeas using any fresh vegetables you like. Couscous salad with garbanzos and vegetables Prep: 20 minutes Cook: 5 minutes Servings: 6 Note: For better value, purchase couscous from bulk grocers, especially natural-food...
  • Can corned beef take the pressure?

    Can corned beef take the pressure?
    Q: Can I cook corned beef in my pressure cooker? —Karen Frink, Mount Prospect A: Given St. Patrick's Day is later this week and corned beef is THE dish for the day, I turned for help to Colman Andrews, author of the award-winning "The Country...
  • Sodium countdown

    Sodium countdown
    How much does one teaspoon of salt hold? More and more Americans will likely find out the hard way, now that federal officials want people to reduce their daily sodium intake to less than 2,300 milligrams, or about 1 teaspoon of salt. The call comes in...
  • Where's the pure cranberry juice?

    Where's the pure cranberry juice?
    Q: Why is it so difficult to find pure cranberry juice? I can find pure cherry, apple, grape and even orange juices but no cranberry. —James A. Wright Jr., Waukegan A: Pure 100 percent cranberry juice isn't palatable to most consumers because it...
  • Rules of strategic salting from a 'selmelier'

    Rules of strategic salting from a 'selmelier'
    Mark Bitterman calls himself a "selmelier," a made-up word meant to evoke his wish to do for salt what sommeliers do for wine: educate, surprise, delight. Co-owner of The Meadow, a specialty food and flower shop with branches in New York City and...