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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 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...
  • Yellow curry, green curry -- what's the difference?

    Yellow curry, green curry -- what's the difference?
    Q: Can you explain the difference between traditional yellow curry and the more rare green curry... and what makes them taste distinctly different? Inquiring minds wanna know! —Brent Arms, Columbus, Ohio A: Good to hear from you, my friend. I...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Brussels sprouts recipe offers plenty of options

     Brussels sprouts recipe offers plenty of options
    Q: I just discovered fried Brussels sprouts on a trip to D.C. and loved them. I would love more ways to prepare Brussels sprouts. --Laura Bollin, Chicago A: Love Brussels sprouts! This cold-hardy vegetable offers a much-needed dose of fresh greenery...