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Ziggy Marley and Family Cookbook : Delicious Meals Made With Whole, Organic Ingredients from the Marley
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A cookbook inspired by the food of Ziggy's upbringing in the household of Bob and Rita Marley.
As the oldest son of Bob and Rita Marley, Ziggy was raised with both traditional Jamaican food and the more natural and healthy "ital" food of the family's Rastafari culture. The approximately fifty recipes included in the book, inspired by Ziggy's youth and accompanied by beautiful full-color photos, are contributed from or inspired by Ziggy, Bob Marley, Rita Marley, Karen Marley, and Orly Marley, as well as celebrity chefs Bruce Sherman, Ben Ford, and Douglas Rodriguez.
From Ziggy's introduction: "I first started dabbling in the kitchen as a teenager. I enjoyed making cornmeal porridge, and it helped me to begin appreciating the idea of nourishment, the idea that food can make your body feel better. I would make Irish moss and some of my dad's juices. . . . Our Rasta culture was different than regular Jamaican culture. We used to have both sides then, because my auntie would cook the more traditional Jamaican food. But then, on the other side, our Rasta culture drew us to a different way of eating. My father would always have a lot of juices and greens and nuts. We were introduced to ital foodfresh, organic, and nutritious, less salt."
Ziggy Marley, a multiple Grammy Awardwinning reggae artist, was born to Rita and Bob Marley in 1968 in the slums of Trenchtown, Jamaica. He first performed with his father in 1979 and since then has recorded albums with the Melody Makers (with his siblings), as well as solo albums. In recent years, Ziggy launched his own food line, Ziggy Marley Organics, which features GMO-free coconut oil and roasted hemp seeds. In 2014, Akashic Books published Ziggy's best-selling children's book,I Love You Too.