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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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  • Crisp oatmeal cookie recipes

    Crisp oatmeal cookie recipes
    Q: I believe that the Trib published a recipe years ago for " Viennese Oatmeal Cookies" which I can no longer find. They were very thin and crispy delicious cookies that my grandchildren loved, and since I plan to visit them again over the Valentine's...
  • Missing mom's meatballs

    Missing mom's meatballs
    Q: I am looking for a really old recipe (about 50 years old) that my mother would make. It was a meatball recipe that included cream of mushroom soup and beer in the sauce. I even think there was beer in the meatballs. Can you help? — Donna...
  • Some alternatives to a missing brownie recipe

    Some alternatives to a missing brownie recipe
    Q: Several or many years ago I cut out a recipe in the Chicago Tribune for brownies. These were the best brownies ever. After putting the dough in the pan you put in a jar of marshmallow creme. I cannot find my recipe and I really miss making these...
  • Hermit cookie recipes for a snowy day

    Hermit cookie recipes for a snowy day
    Hermit cookies like his mother used to make — that was the reason Don Hildebrandt of Carol Stream wrote to the Daley Question, looking for a Chicago Tribune recipe from 1964. The recipe, from Mrs. Frances Flanagan of La Moille, Ill., was found and...
  • Peanut butter cookie search leads to unexpected source

    Peanut butter cookie search leads to unexpected source
    Q: Many years past the Tribune posted a recipe for Giant Peanut Butter Cookies — the recipe was previously made in Chicago Public Schools. It is my family's favorite recipe, and I have misplaced it for a couple of years now.I have searched your...
  • Make a 1940s Weary Willie cake

    Make a 1940s Weary Willie cake
    Q: My father-in-law said that in the 1940s his mother made a cake called Weary Willie, which she said she got from the Chicago Tribune. I have now been tasked to make one for him. Would you by chance have the recipe? — Cheri Koglin, Mainz-...
  • Grant Achatz's recipe for prune ketchup

    Grant Achatz's recipe for prune ketchup
    Q: We had a recipe for prune ketchup when I was a young boy. It goes great with venison. Would anyone have a great recipe? — Jim Statler, Yakima, Wash. A: Yes, indeed. Grant Achatz, the star chef of Chicago's Alinea, had a recipe for prune...
  • Mother's 'oatmeal hermit' holiday cookie recipe lost

    Mother's 'oatmeal hermit' holiday cookie recipe lost
    Q: I'm looking for a cookie recipe that appeared in the Chicago Tribune in October or November of 1964 — "Oatmeal Hermits." It is a soft cookie and had an excellent flavor. I remember mom clipping the recipe, and she made them every year for the...
  • 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...
  • Don't save braising liquid, turn it into a sauce, pros say

     Don't save braising liquid, turn it into a sauce, pros say
    Q: I have a Daley question for you, one that Googling does not answer. I braise meats at least once every two weeks: pot roast, short ribs, shanks, etc., with vegetables (carrots, potatoes, turnips, etc.) About a year ago it occurred to me, why am I...
  • 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...