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Bill Daley
Critic
My Role

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.
My Biography

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.
My Interests

Social media, restaurants, theater, art (esp. painting), numismatics, popular culture, France, assorted monarchies, genealogy, history.
My Recent Articles

Super Bowl snacks have Arizona theme 1/19/2015
Whether you're down with the New England Patriots or upholding the Seattle Seahawks, you and your friends and family can chow down on Super Bowl Sunday (Feb. 1) with harmonious gusto. Because no matter which team you root for, everyone will get behind a spread of Southwestern noshes.

Grant Achatz's recipe for prune ketchup 1/19/2015
Q: We had a recipe for prune ketchup when I was a young boy. It goes great with venison. Would anyone have a great recipe?

Culinary bookstore coming to Lincoln Park 1/19/2015
Read It & Eat is the name of a new culinary-themed bookstore scheduled to open in Lincoln Park this April. It's an apt title, as owner Esther Dairiam plans not only to sell cookbooks and other food-themed works but offer classes and demonstrations and other food-themed events.

Brillat-Savarin's gastronomic gem resonates nearly 200 years later 1/13/2015
Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin was a French judge and politician who managed to survive revolution, the Napoleonic wars and the restoration of the Bourbon monarchy, all the while exercising a considerable and nuanced appreciation for the pleasures of the table. He died at 70 in Paris in February...

Hermit cookie recipes for a snowy day 1/12/2015
Hermit cookies like his mother used to make — that was the reason Don Hildebrandt of Carol Stream wrote to the Daley Question, looking for a Chicago Tribune recipe from 1964. The recipe, from Mrs. Frances Flanagan of La Moille, Ill., was found and published as a Daley Question column...