cowsWhen 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, April 2nd, she will share her knowledge of the region’s culinary traditions at a book signing and tasting at a Brown Faculty Club dinner at 5 p.m. The Club’s chefs will prepare several recipes featured in The Coastal Table for attendees to sample, and books will be available for sale at the event.

The Coastal Table celebrates the region’s epicurean heritage with a fresh, simple twist on traditional New England fare. It features recipes for casual beach 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 The Coastal Table_Cover_2x3Matt 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 Brown Faculty Club 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.