Now Available | The Saltwater Table: Recipes from the Coastal South by Whitney Otawka

Greyfield Inn is Proud to Announce the Release of Chef Whitney Otawka’s Debut Cookbook,
The Saltwater Table: Recipes from the Coastal South 

This fall, Greyfield Inn’s award-winning chef Whitney Otawka released her debut cookbook, The Saltwater Table: Recipes from the Coastal South. Explore the storied region of the Southeast and the natural bounty of our very own Cumberland Island through Whitney’s culinary muse, the five seasons of the Coastal South.

We are excited to offer signed copies of The Saltwater Table, available for purchase by emailing:

About The Saltwater Table:

With more than 125 recipes, the book is organized by the “seasons,” which Whitney defines asOyster Season,” occurring when the southern waters are cold and crisp; followed by Vegetable Season,” the region’s most prominent growing season in early spring; “Shrimp Season” to pay respect to the industry that was once the economic stronghold of northeast Florida; “Heat Season,” when only the most heat resistant crops thrive; and ends with “Smoke and Cedar Season,” which celebrates wood-fire cooking and the joy of being outdoors in the cooler air.

Offering a modern perspective on southern flavors with a strong emphasis on vegetables and fresh ingredients — recipes include sea island red pea chili, flakey buttermilk biscuits with ginger-spiked fig jam, sweet Atlantic shrimp poached with beer, citrus, and bay leaves, orange and fennel butter cookies and blood orange and ginger soda. This beautifully photographed book also shares how to enjoy iconic southern meals, everything from an oyster roast, to a fish fry, to a Lowcountry boil. The Saltwater Table transports readers to the mysterious, lush Cumberland Island, allowing home-cooks to recreate a taste of this vibrant world in their own kitchens.

To Order a Signed Copy of The Saltwater Table:
Email the Greyfield Inn Gift Shop at

And, be sure to keep an eye out for Chef Whitney as she embarks on a nationwide book tour  full of discussions, meet and greets and, of course, food! Please see below for an initial tour schedule and note that additional stops will be added, including a special event at Greyfield Inn.