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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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  • Top 10 recipes of 2014 have us taking another bite

     Top 10 recipes of 2014 have us taking another bite
    From a brightly flavored green tomato chutney to savory main dishes like a fiery crying tiger flank steak and rich spinach and ricotta gnudi to showstopper desserts like a fruit-packed rhubarb-strawberry pie and bourbon-laced pecan ice cream, 2014 was all...
  • Classic shrimp recipes: Scampi and de Jonghe

    Classic shrimp recipes: Scampi and de Jonghe
    Q: Just wondering if you have any baked shrimp recipes or recipes that featured baked shrimp? —Kay Daniels, Downers Grove A: There are a number of baked shrimp recipes out there, so I asked Kay to narrow the field down. Here's her reply: "I...
  • How to choose, prep and cook winter squash

    How to choose, prep and cook winter squash
    Q: At a farmers market in Brooklyn, I was recently persuaded to go beyond butternut squash and experiment. Can you help me understand how winter squash differs from summer squash? Could you offer preparation ideas for celebration squash? — Cara...
  • Wednesday food links: Turkey tips, best hot foods cold

    Wednesday food links: Turkey tips, best hot foods cold
    What I'm reading/watching today before my day of sloth tomorrow: - Good Eating columnist Bill Daley offers tips to time your Thanksgiving dinner. [Tribune] - A step-by-step video on how to carve a turkey. Remember, follow the breast bone. [YouTube]...
  • 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...
  • 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:...
  • What to do when your guests can't eat your meal

    What to do when your guests can't eat your meal
    Q: As someone who hosts a lot of dinner parties, I find myself more often having guests with what I would consider "food fad" issues as opposed to real allergies. How do I politely distinguish between issues like the paleo diet and self-diagnosed gluten...
  • 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....