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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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  • Villa Moderne memories

    Villa Moderne memories
    Q: Can you tell me anything about the Villa Moderne Nite Club from back in the 1940s and 1950s?   We are trying to remember where it was located in the Chicagoland area and some of its history. --Doris Ruchalski, Chicago A: I was able to find some...
  • 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...
  • Gluten-free bread at home

    Gluten-free bread at home
    Q: Is it possible to make a good gluten-free bread at home? --Laura Yee, Chicago A: "Absolutely," exclaimed Shauna James Ahern, author with Daniel Ahern of "Gluten-Free Girl Every Day" (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, $29.99). I had telephoned her on...
  • Holiday cookie recipe sought

    Holiday cookie recipe sought
    Q: Some years ago the annual holiday contest had a white chocolate cranberry cookie winner. It's one of my favorites, but unfortunately. I misplaced the recipe. Can you help? --Charlene Jernegan, Flossmoor A: Yes, I can! I thought at first that the...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...