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Ziggy Marley Spreads Music Brand To Cookbook

David Nesta “Ziggy” Marley, the many times Grammy winner and son of Jamaican reggae legend Bob Marley is unconventional in his outlook as well as action.

marly-cook-bookHe has now shifted his focus from music to food by launching his first cookbook.

“Food really opened my mind about accepting and understanding different cultures,” Marley, 48, reportedly told PEOPLE magazine. “It brings our family together.”

His  latest project,  Ziggy Marley And Family Cookbook, features an assortment of delicious meals made with whole, organic ingredients from the Marley Kitchen and is available everywhere books are sold.

The book includes friendly step-by-step recipes for meals such as Breakfast Hash with Asparagus Sauce; Coconut Curry Squash Soup; Jamaican Rice and Peas; Roasted Cauliflower; Roasted Yam Tart; Vegetarian Hash; Jamaican Dumplings; and Orange Almond Chocolate Truffles.

The Jamaican reggae singer currently lives in Los Angeles with his family — wife Orly and four kids, Judah, 11, Gideon, 9, Abraham, 5, and Isaiah, 7 months—as well as extended family members.

“My wife is Middle Eastern—she’s from Israel; her parents are from Iran—so when we got married, the food got blended,” he says of Orly, 33. “I introduced her to my favorites, like fish, porridges, and different Caribbean seasonings. And her family introduced me to the falafels and rice,” he reportedly said in an interview with PEOPLE.

On the musical scene, Ziggy’s self-titled album is still in the number five position on the Billboard Reggae Albums Chart.

Carole Maye, Readers Bureau, Fellow

Edited by Jesus Chan

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