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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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  • 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...
  • Help with lost Sorrento's spaghetti recipe

    Help with lost Sorrento's spaghetti recipe
    Q: We always enjoy reading your column and are often amazed that you are able to help people find "long gone"' food preparations. We are hoping you can help us as well. In the 1980s there was a restaurant in the Yorktown shopping center (Lombard) annex...
  • What is tamarind, and how do I eat it?

    What is tamarind, and how do I eat it?
    Q: I feel ignorant about tamarind. There are two tamarind things I love: the tamarind sauce I've had in Indian restaurants, and the Jarritos brand tamarind-flavored soda made in Mexico. What else can you tell me about where the ingredient comes from and...
  • Nostalgic reader hungers for silver cake

    Nostalgic reader hungers for silver cake
    Q: Greetings from a former Chicagoan. I grew up in Chicago in the '40s and '50s and I recall my mom buying a white pound cake with a silver or white frosting. The cake was prepackaged and sold in grocery stores and had a cellophane wrapper. It was...
  • Loop lunch ideas

    Loop lunch ideas
    Q: Now that I am back in the Loop daily for school, I have found myself discovering new places for lunch that are out of the box. Price point under $15. I did stop by the newly opened Rustle + Roux and was quite pleased. Any other thoughts? --Jenna...
  • 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...
  • A peach of a peach cake recipe

    A peach of a peach cake recipe
    Q: I am writing today to request a copy of a recipe which appeared in the Chicago Tribune in July or August of 1969. The recipe was a "Fresh Peach Cake" or "Peach cake" and it was an excellent recipe. Mary Meade was the food editor at that time. I realize...
  • Help, my slow cooker insert cracked!

    Help, my slow cooker insert cracked!
    Q: At what point do you replace your slow cooker vessel? Mine has many spiderweb cracks in it. --Claudia Perry, Evanston A: Thank you, old friend, for asking this question before inviting me over for a slow cooker dinner. I reached out to Bruce...