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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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  • Plum tart recipe sought

    Plum tart recipe sought
    Many times you fill requests for recipes previously printed in Good Eating. At least 22 years ago you gave a fantastic and simple recipe for a plum tart. Could you please print this again if you have it in your files? — Mary Cavalier, Kenilworth,...
  • Timing that Thanksgiving dinner just right

    Timing that Thanksgiving dinner just right
    Q: I love to cook on Thanksgiving. I do the full meal of turkey, stuffing, rolls, sweet potato casserole, mashed potatoes, gravy and cranberry sauce. Sometimes, when family comes, they like to bring a green bean casserole that needs to be heated up, or...
  • Chicken and dumplings recipe

    Chicken and dumplings recipe
    Q: I enjoy reading your articles, and I noticed that you sometimes help people locate recipes. I cut out a FABULOUS recipe for chicken and dumplings that was published in the "Sunday" section of the paper. I believe it was back in the 1990s. I lent my...
  • Coffee talk: How to brew the best cup of coffee

    Coffee talk: How to brew the best cup of coffee
    Q: What are the easiest ways to make a better cup of coffee at home? — Jessica Easto, Chicago (Editor's note: Jessica Easto is marketing and publicity coordinator for Agate Publishing Inc. of Evanston, which handles some Tribune e-books.) A:...
  • Shopping for authentic Cajun food in Chicago

    Shopping for authentic Cajun food in Chicago
    Q: I'm looking for anything in a Cajun grocery line. --Joe Lempa, Forest View, Il. A: As you know, there are online sources from which to order all sorts of Cajun food products. It's an easy, convenient way to get what you need. But I do understand...
  • Stumped for dim sum in the Loop

    Stumped for dim sum in the Loop
    Q: Why aren't there any dim sum restaurants in the Loop aside from Wow Bao? We wanted a change of pace for lunch at the office yesterday and the $10 one way cab fare to Chinatown made me think that there should be a dim sum spot downtown. --Tom Gull,...
  • Help find a lost chocolate-tofu cookie recipe

    Help find a lost chocolate-tofu cookie recipe
    Q: About 20 years ago I had a chocolate cookie recipe that called for tofu and could be made non-dairy. It was a dark chocolate rolled in granulated sugar before baking and was cake like when finished. I haven't been able to find anything like it since....
  • Birthday dining in Chicago

    Birthday dining in Chicago
    Q: My family and I are celebrating several family birthdays next week. We're all big fans of trying new restaurants. Any suggestions for the Uptown/Andersonville/Lincoln Square or surrounding areas? We live around Andersonville so have tried a lot there....
  • Chocolate mousse-apricot dessert recipe

    Chocolate mousse-apricot dessert recipe
    Q: A recipe called "Madame en Chemise" was my favorite from the Tribune. I believe it was in the '80s when I found it, but through many residential moves, I have lost the recipe. It is made with ladyfingers, chocolate mousse and apricot jam, an absolutely...
  • Hungry for a Cubano sandwich

    Hungry for a Cubano sandwich
    Q: Where can I get a real Cubano sandwich? --Annmarie Kostyk, Chicago A: I posed your question to Kevin Pang, my Tribune colleague. He immediately sent me a copy of his November 2012 article: "El Cubanito: Judging a book by its cover." El Cubanito,...
  • Emanuel-Rauner ties create campaign subplot

    Emanuel-Rauner ties create campaign subplot
    Just a few months before announcing plans to become Chicago's next Democratic mayor, Rahm Emanuel strolled down the gravel path to a Montana resort restaurant with Republican businessman Bruce Rauner, both men smiling as they carried bottles of wine. In...