Karen Covey at Books on the Square!


grilled oysters with sriracha butter

grilled oysters with sriracha butter

When food writer and personal chef Karen Covey moved to the south coast of Massachusetts, she discovered a gastronomic treasure trove. Inspired by the bounty of the region and the commitment of these artisans, farmers, and fishermen, she endeavored to write The Coastal Table (Union Park Press, September 2013). On Thursday, September 12th, she will share her knowledge of the region’s culinary traditions at a book signing and tasting at Books on the Square in Providence at 7 p.m. Attendees will be treated to a tasting of a several different cheeses from Narragansett Creamery at the event, and books will be available for purchase.

The Coastal Table celebrates the region’s epicurean heritage with a fresh, simple twist on traditional New England fare. In addition to Covey’s recipes, the cookbook includes contributions by some of New England’s most esteemed chefs, such as Barbara Lynch of the Barbara Lynch Gruppo and Matt Jennings of Farmstead in Providence, who rely on the region’s quality produce when crafting their menus. She also profiles many of the area’s winemakers, farmers, cheesemakers, and fishermen who are quietly producing some of New England’s finest ingredients. Join Covey at Books on the Square to learn more.

Covey is a personal chef, food writer, and recipe developer. She is the creator of the site Gourmet Recipes for One and her articles and recipes have been featured in the Boston Globe Magazine, edible South Shore, and Local in Season.

The Coastal Table_Cover_2x3Narragansett Creamery in Providence creates award-winning artisan organic cheeses, such as buttery mozzarella, in both traditional and smoked varieties; Atwells Gold, an Italian-style, aged cheese, and salty sea feta.

For more information on this event, please contact Caitlin Cullerot, Marketing and Publicity Coordinator, at caitlin@unionparkpress.com.

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