In every religion and culture throughout the world, food brings people together. Beyond its obvious necessity, the very experience of cooking together and sharing a meal bridges gaps and creates conversations that couldn’t be forged even in the best town hall.
Maintaining the career-long theme of love and communion, Ziggy Marley brings us into his personal kitchen with his first cookbook, Ziggy Marley and Family Cookbook: Delicious Meals Made With Whole, Organic Ingredients from the Marley Kitchen. Exploring flavors from across Jamaican cultures, international influences and most importantly, healthy organic foods, we get a first-hand look into the life and family that has been long adored.
Contrary to a few disappointed buyer’s beliefs, there’s not a bit of cannabis in the any of the recipes. While the ganja is often synonymous with reggae, “I don’t cook with cannabis,” says Ziggy. “We didn’t grow up eating it . . . [I]t wasn’t a part of my culinary upbringing.” Instead, the cookbook does just as it should, and introduces us to a delicious and conscientious culinary experience. “People say dem eat wid dem eyes, or something like that, but I say I eat with my brains . . . [T]hat is our food culture, being conscious eaters.”