Casey Barber

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Hey there, I'm Casey Barber: a food writer, cookbook author, recipe developer, photographer, and illustrator who explores the intersection of food and pop culture with humor, clarity, and insight.

My writing, including editorial features, original recipes, and photography, has appeared in The Kitchn, TODAY Food, Gourmet Live, ReadyMade, iVillage, Leite's Culinaria, and DRAFT, among other print and online outlets. I'm the founder and editor of the critically acclaimed website Good. Food. Stories., an online magazine that focuses on food from a storyteller’s perspective.

I am the author of the cookbooks Pierogi Love: New Takes on an Old-World Comfort Food (Gibbs Smith, 2015) and Classic Snacks Made from Scratch: 70 Homemade Versions of Your Favorite Brand-Name Treats (Ulysses Press, 2013), which have been featured nationally in publications such as the New York Times, Chicago Tribune, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, CNN, Epicurious, Wired, MSN, Yahoo, and Design*Sponge. I am also the co-writer of Inspired Bites: Unexpected Ideas for Entertaining from Pinch Food Design (Stewart, Tabori & Chang, 2014).

As a visual artist, I am the illustrator of the children's book A Is for Absinthe: A Spirited Book of ABCs and the creator of HamiltinesHamilton-inspired watercolor prints and cards—as featured in Slate, Mental Floss, the Huffington Post, and other outlets. See more of my watercolor prints and greeting cards at The Casey BarberSHOP.

I received my masters degree in journalism from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University, and my undergraduate degree in English and visual art/art history from Bucknell University. I now live in northern New Jersey with my husband, two cats, and a freezer full of kielbasa and sour cherries.

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