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The Coastal Table

Faced with the never-simple task of feeding her busy family every night, food writer Leigh Belanger turned to her kitchen chalkboard, planning out her weekly dinner menus in order to keep the chaos at bay. She quickly discovered the merits of modern menu planning: it saves time and money, produces better dishes, cuts down on waste, and returns creativity to the kitchen. Most importantly, she found that a good plan preserves sanity.

 

This stunning and approachable cookbook is an invaluable guide for families who want to eat locally and in season but know that getting dinner on the table requires a dash of reality. Sixteen seasonal menus lay out the strategy, starting with a “big cook” and clever tips on how to use that food in new and inventive dishes throughout the week. With over one hundred delicious and inspiring ideas for family meals, My Kitchen Chalkboard provides the wit, wisdom, and adaptable recipes you need to answer that nightly question: “What’s for dinner?”

The Coastal Table

Recipes Inspired by the Farmlands and Seaside of Southern New England

by KAREN J. COVEY


$29.95 | 7.25 x 9 | 218 pages| Paperback | full color |regional cooking

ISBN: 978-1-934598-10-8

When Karen Covey moved to the South Coast of Massachusetts, she found an exceptional community of farmers, winemakers, chefs, cheesemakers, and fishermen thriving upon the region’s unique coastal geography, quietly producing some of the best food in the Northeast.  

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 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.