Karen Covey is a food writer, cooking instructor, and recipe developer. She is the creator of the website Gourmet Recipes for One and her articles and recipes have been featured in Whole Foods Magazine, Boston Globe Sunday Magazine, Edible South Shore, and Local in Season.
Using her adopted region as inspiration, Karen Covey captures seaside living in New England at its freshest and most innovative. With over 120 recipes that update and modernize traditional New England fare, The Coastal Table is filled with dishes for casual beach days, sophisticated outdoor entertaining, and simple, everyday meals that celebrate the epicurean heritage of this breathtaking coastal region. Including contributions by New England’s finest chefs from Newport to Ogunquit, this is a book written for the home cook who yearns for the New England seaside—and its flavors—all year round.
“New Englanders have long known that the South Coast of Massachusetts and Rhode Island is one of America’s best hidden gems for food lovers. Now Karen Covey is sharing our secret with the rest of the world, bringing this bountiful community to light in the pages of her beautiful book. Her love for her adopted home is palpable and her recipes reflect the sensibility of the place: vibrant but unfussy, grounded in the land and its bounty, elegantly simple. I’ll be cooking from this book through every season.” — AMY TRAVERSO, senior food and home editor of Yankee Magazine, author of The Apple Lover’s Cookbook
“…one of the year’s most visually stunning cookbooks and a lovely homage to local food…” — GAIL CIAMPA, Food Editor, Providence Journal, Providence, RI
“This book is pure inspiration! It has been beautifully created…the photos and commentaries on various southern New England places are equally informative and alluring. I don’t think there is a recipe in it that I wouldn’t want to try. BRAVO!” — LYDIA HART, Westwinds Bookshop, Duxbury, MA