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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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  • Ginger storage tips

    Ginger storage tips
    Q: I never seem to have fresh ginger when I need it. What is the best way to store a piece of fresh ginger for later use and how long will it last? —Greg Griffith, Chicago A: Ginger! I'm old enough to remember when ginger was a rarity found only...
  • When to salt the rib roast

    When to salt the rib roast
    Q: We cooked a standing rib roast.  It was delicious as always.  We used a simple rub of kosher salt, fresh ground black pepper, and garlic. I had saved a couple articles from the Trib that I refer to when tackling a rib roast.  One featured several...
  • The stuff of fortune cookies

    The stuff of fortune cookies
    Q: Just wrapped up lunch and my fortune cookie read, "You are kind and friendly", which is kind of a idiotic fortune don't you think? It predicts nothing. But it did raise the question — what is the batter/dough for fortune cookies made from? They...
  • Make sure your sauce is safe

    Make sure your sauce is safe
    Q: My church group and I are making spaghetti sauce for a fundraising dinner, for 200 people, for our local Relay for Life. We are making the sauce in the church kitchen because it gives us an opportunity for fellowship. The recipe instructions say to...
  • Hong Kong steak recipe

    Hong Kong steak recipe
    Q: Forty-six years ago I went to the South Pacific Polynesian Restaurant in downtown Chicago with some girlfriends. They had the best Hong Kong steak with grill marks and a nice gravy with vegetables. A few years later returning with my fiance, the...
  • Wild rice stuffing recipes have year-round appeal

    Wild rice stuffing recipes have year-round appeal
    Q: I have lost my copy of a Thanksgiving issue. 1990-1991? It was a Thanksgiving menu. It was recommended as different from the traditional turkey dinner. The stuffing had nuts and dried fruit. The sweet potatoes had slices of cheddar cheese and the...
  • Featured cookbooks at Printers Row Lit Fest

    Featured cookbooks at Printers Row Lit Fest
    If the crowd doesn't draw you into the Good Eating tent stage at Printers Row Lit Fest, the tempting aromas will. Each year, the staff of the Tribune's Good Eating section brings cookbooks to life by hosting author conversations and food prep...
  • Which wok: Stovetop or electric?

    Which wok: Stovetop or electric?
    Q: What are the advantages and disadvantages of an electric wok versus a stovetop version? --Claudia Perry, Evanston A: I've never owned an electric wok. I've always used a standard carbon-steel wok on my stove. So, I turned to the experts for their...
  • Hamming up the holiday with Dr Pepper

    Hamming up the holiday with Dr Pepper
    Q: Do you need a holiday Daley Question? I'm wondering if there is an actual recipe for ham with a Dr. Pepper glaze. --Claudia Perry, Evanston A: Yes! I always need holiday Daley Questions, my friend, so thank you very much. What struck me on...
  • Chicago Tribune's favorite food stories from 2013

    Chicago Tribune's favorite food stories from 2013
    Thanks to all our loyal readers who've made the Good Eating and Dining sections part of your reading diets each week. Before we dive into 2014, we wanted to revisit 13 of our favorite food stories from 2013. Here they are in chronological order:   His...
  • Remembering Marshall Field's hash

    Remembering Marshall Field's hash
    Q: As a young boy, I dined many times at the Walnut Room in the Marshall Field's State Street store. I have searched all over the Internet, bought the Marshall Field's cookbook, but alas, I have not found the recipe for corned beef hash served at the...