Hey there! I’m Casey, a food content producer specializing in writing, recipe development, photography, and styling for digital and print media. Basically, I play with food for a living.
My writing, including editorial features and original recipes, has appeared in Better Homes & Gardens, CNN Travel, The Kitchn, and TODAY Food, among many 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.
As a recipe developer and photographer/stylist, I’ve worked with national and international brands to create content that’s inspirational as well as user-friendly. (Yes, I will make that Instant Pot beef stew look as irresistible to eat as it was easy to make.)
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), as well as the co-writer of Inspired Bites: Unexpected Ideas for Entertaining from Pinch Food Design (Stewart, Tabori & Chang, 2014).
As a visual artist, I create custom hand-drawn and digital illustrations for editorial and corporate clients that reflect the whimsy and weirdness inside my head. From 2016-2019, I also ran The Casey BarberSHOP, an online retail store featuring pop culture-inspired gifts and greeting cards of my original design.
Oh, and I’m educated! 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 very helpful assistant cats (Lenny and Bixby), two ukuleles (Beezus and Ramona), and a freezer full of sour cherries.