800px-Mattapoisett_Free_Public_LibraryWhen 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 Wednesday, November 13th, she will share her knowledge of the region’s culinary traditions at a book event at Mattapoisett Free Public Library at 6:30 p.m. This event is in conjunction with the Elizabeth Taber Library and Joseph H. Plumb Memorial Library.

The Coastal Table_Cover_2x3The Coastal Table celebrates the region’s epicurean heritage with a fresh, simple twist on traditional New England fare. It features recipes for cool fall days, sophisticated outdoor entertaining, and simple, everyday meals. In addition to Covey’s recipes, the cookbook includes contributions by 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 the Mattapoisett Free Public Library 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 Magazineedible South Shore, and Local in Season.