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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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  • Pining for those Canadian wings

    Pining for those Canadian wings
    Q: I had some wonderfully sweet, savory and slightly crunchy chicken wings at a restaurant in Vancouver, British Columbia, called Phnom Penh. Any chance you could get me their recipe, or find a restaurant in Chicago that offers something similar?...
  • Looking for hot milk cake

    Looking for hot milk cake
    Q: My mother has been looking for a recipe that her mom used to make.  It's called Hot Milk Cake.  She said that her mom probably started making it around the 1940s when she lived in Virginia. None of my grandmother's siblings know what cookbook this...
  • Rye bread recipe lost...

    Rye bread recipe lost...
    Q: I looked my Scandinavian Rye Bread recipe  recently and was shocked to find it missing. I started making it in the early 80's and expect that it might have run in the Tribune as early as the late 70's. --Keira MacVicar, Vancouver, British...
  • How to: Homemade jam, cocktails, centerpieces and entertaining

    How to: Homemade jam, cocktails, centerpieces and entertaining
    Get in a jam: save (and savor) the freshest berries with an easiest-ever preserve Freezer jam is so easy to make it's like preserving "with training wheels," says Virginia Willis, the Atlanta-based cookbook author, Southern food authority and...
  • Agar agar leaves reader puzzled

    Agar agar leaves reader puzzled
    Q: I found the recipe for a Dressel's cake in a somewhat recent article of yours ("Reader hankers for a Dressel cake," Good Eating, May 23, 2012.) Exactly what is agar agar, and where the heck does one find that sort of thing? Unless you meant "sugar" and...
  • Wine words: Don't let label descriptors intimidate you

    Wine words: Don't let label descriptors intimidate you
    Q: I like hot and spicy food, hot peppers, wasabi, horseradish—you get the idea. In a conversation I had about wine I was told people with tastes like mine could never taste the subtle flavors and aromas in wines. In general do you think this is...
  • Light meets might

    Light meets might
    My original introduction for this article was going to be something along the lines of: "Salami, no matter how you slice it, goes great with wines, particularly Italian barberas." But how you slice it does matter a lot, at least to me. I want my salami...
  • Searching for squid

    Searching for squid
    Q: I had the most delicious squid pasta while vacationing in Michigan's UP. I have a basic recipe, and I hope to try it out soon. I have questions for you: Where on earth can I find squid or calamari in the far western suburbs of Chicago? I haven't a clue...
  • Hungry for Canasta cake

    Hungry for Canasta cake
    Q: I am originally from the Southwest side of the city. I grew up on a Canasta cake made by Weber's Bakery on Archer Avenue. I live retired in Phoenix now and I can find nothing like it here. When I fly back from the city, I stop there and bring one...
  • Zapping up a souffle

    Zapping up a souffle
    Q: I asked my brother, an executive chef at a golf club, the following question and he never (gave) me an answer either way: Is it possible to microwave a souffle? —Joanne Thompson Pease, Torrington, Conn. A: Conceivably you could, but why?...
  • No smoking!

    No smoking!
    Q: I dislike food with soot or smoke on it or in it although I like well done meat and fowl. Could a charcoal grill work which had a thin metal plate under the grill? This would, of course, be circular, and would have three short arms which rest on the...