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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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  • Baked apple recipe sought by reader looking for simplicity

     Baked apple recipe sought by reader looking for simplicity
    Q: When I was first married I made some baked apples from my grandmother's cookbook and my in-laws had come for dinner. I pulled these beautiful, plump apples from the oven perfectly nestled in a handmade ceramic casserole dish, and my father-in-law,...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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:...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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....
  • 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....
  • 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,...