Casey Barber

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The New Jersey Sloppy Joe: A Different Kind of Deli Sandwich

Casey Barberby Casey Barber May 29, 2014

“In South Orange, the Town Hall Deli is the originator and pre-eminent purveyor of a sandwich that on first glance, is akin to a cold Reuben sandwich. Composed of two deli meats and cheese with coleslaw (the original combination being ham, tongue, and Swiss, its version of a Sloppy Joe is layered Club-style between three soft, wafer-thin slices of rye bread that have been slathered with thick Russian dressing, so thick it’s more of a spread than a loose, pourable dip).”

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Hospitality Tip: Don’t Forget the Koozie Bowl!

Casey Barberby Casey Barber May 22, 2014

“I realize this might be old hat to some of you, but for this Yankee, it’s a tradition that I’m more than happy to appropriate from the South. It’s so nice to be able to hold a cold beer pulled straight from its icy slurry in your hand and not suffer the drippy, messy effects.”

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The Bar Cart: Smoky Mint Ginger-Ade

Casey Barberby Casey Barber May 20, 2014

“Certain combinations—ginger and smokiness, lemon and ginger, mint and lemon—are irresistible to me, and it’s hard to throw them together in one drink and not get a spectacular result.”

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A is for Absinthe: A Children’s ABC Book with a Twist

Casey Barberby Casey Barber May 12, 2014

A is for Absinthe takes a loving but tongue-in-cheek look at the spirits industry, providing a colorful education on many of the tools and ingredients used in the trade with a child-friendly twist. Lara’s witty rhymes were tailor made for whimsical cartoons and illustrations, and it was a joy to draw a fantastic world of absinthe-sipping fairies, pirates who love tiki drinks, medieval monks making floral and fruit elixirs, and more.”

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Tart Rhubarb Compote: Muted in Color But Not in Flavor

Casey Barberby Casey Barber May 1, 2014

“A surefire way to make cooked rhubarb look like the prettiest girl at the prom (as Zeek Braverman would say) is to put it next to something even more visually unappetizing but even more irresistible to eat. For me, that’s paté.”

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Hide Your Processed Cheese Slices

Casey Barberby Casey Barber April 24, 2014

“If I like it, I’ll happily eat it, watch it, listen to it, and tell you about it, with one notable exception: I secretly sneak processed cheese slices every chance I get.”

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