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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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  • Cheesy chowder recipe found

    Cheesy chowder recipe found
    UPDATE: Unable to find the recipe for cheesy chowder served at Marshall Field’s Bowl and Basket restaurant, I invited readers to send one in if they had it. (See original question below) Eden Rosenbush, chef and owner of Chicago’s Big Red...
  • Tips for grinding coffee

    Tips for grinding coffee
    Q: How long should one grind coffee beans? I'm breaking in a new grinder. Years ago I read that Starbucks ground their beans for 23 seconds and I did that. In the new grinder, 23 seconds turns the beans to dust. —Paddy Meehan, Chicago A:...
  • What are some better quality tonic waters?

    What are some better quality tonic waters?
    Q: I buy expensive gin but cheap commercial tonic water. What are the other choices? I've seen some high-end bottled quinine waters but have not tried them. Are they any good? Can I make my own? —Curtis Tuckey, Chicago A: "Adding crummy tonic to...
  • Can I use Marsala instead of Madeira in sauce?

    Can I use Marsala instead of Madeira in sauce?
    Q: I am planning to make Susan Spicer's goat cheese croutons with wild mushrooms and Madeira cream from her "Crescent City Cooking." I don't have any Madeira. Is Marsala an acceptable substitute? --Andrew Maselli, Chicago A: "Yes," says Spicer,...
  • Drinkable wine?

    Drinkable wine?
    Q: I have a bottle of 1993 Bourgogne Blanc by Chartron et Trebuchet. Is it drinkable? It's a bottle I inherited, so I don't know how it's been stored. —Patty Cooper, Chicago A: Call me the cockeyed optimist, but I always hope a wine like this...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Sweet treats sought by reader

    Sweet treats sought by reader
    Q: Could you reprint in the Wednesday food section an old recipe called Walnuss Finger Cookies from the German Village in Columbus, Ohio? It's a very old recipe and my copy is yellow. Haven't made them in awhile and I'm not sure about the amount of flour....
  • 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...
  • In search of grandma's goulash

    In search of grandma's goulash
    Q: I'm writing you because I am trying to track down a story my grandmother Anna Kiefer told me when I was a young girl about how she had submitted a recipe for Hungarian goulash for a contest that the Chicago Tribune was running, and that she won the...
  • Scratch the box (cake)

    Scratch the box (cake)
    Q: My son's request for a birthday cake each year is a yellow box mix with canned frosting. I would prefer to make something from scratch to celebrate his birthday this year. Do you have any a good yellow buttermilk cake recipes with a tasty chocolate...