I’m 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, Allrecipes Magazine, Edible Chicago, 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.
As a copywriter, recipe developer, and photographer, I’ve worked with national and international brands to create content that’s inspirational as well as user-friendly.
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 founder and creative director of The Casey BarberSHOP. Featuring a wide range of gifts for the pop culture-obsessed, the shop is home to my collection of Hamilton-inspired enamel pins and and greeting cards as seen in Slate, Mental Floss, the Huffington Post, and other outlets.
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.