A native of southern Vermont, Karen Covey spent most of her childhood hanging out in the kitchen of her parent's restaurant. In addition to "seeing how it's done" she developed a real love and appreciation for food. Surprisingly, Karen wanted to be a designer and went on to study art. It was while she was in college that she fell in love with the world of publishing and soon after graduating helped launch a food magazine. For Karen it was a dream come true as this allowed her realize her dream job of combining both her passions into one medium. Today Karen Covey is a Boston-based writer, food blogger, recipe developer and author of the book, The Coastal Table: Recipes Inspired by the Farmlands and Seaside of Southern New England. She is also creator of the website: Gourmet Recipes for One.