South Beach Wine & Food Festival

Ziggy does food


Musician, actor, artist, activist Ziggy Marley is a man of many talents. He is also an entrepreneur with a line of food called Ziggy Marley Organics.

On Sunday night he co-hosts the fest’s closing party, Reggae Jam, with Guy Fieri behind the Ritz-Carlton, South Beach.

“Good food is important to us as artists and musicians,” he told “The better I feel and the more healthy I am, the better the music is. Especially on the road — it was really a natural progression.”

Two spotlights in his collection are Coco’Mon, an organic coconut cooking product and hempseeds roasted in the shell. “They have a nice, crunchy, nutty flavor.”

Plans for the closing party? “I’m not so concerned about details, I just go and improvise and however I feel, I do what I do,” he says. “Performing live is home for us. Expressing myself truthfully and engaging with people is a great feeling. You feel closer to the world as a human being.”

Valerie Nahmad

Acing it

Ace of Cakes has ended its run on the Food Network, but the show’s star, Duff Goldman, is just getting going. The tatted-up baker hosted Godiva’s “Indulge” event, “a celebration of everything sweet and decadent,” at the Dream Hotel Friday night.

The TV personality got foodies salivating with his signature Godiva cake truffle collection as well as a creation from his Baltimore bake shop, Charm City Cakes, which just opened a branch in L.A.

As for local favorites, Goldman can’t leave Miami without grabbing an “amazing” sweet empanada from Half Moon.

Though the Michigan native, 38, is an independent type, he wouldn’t mind collaborating with two Food Network colleagues.

Adam Richman ( Man Vs. Food) and I both share a similar outlook on food and a general love of life and its excess,” he says. “And Tyler Florence has been such an inspiration to me throughout my career. We both have a borderline manic obsession with motorcycles.”

With all the temptations, Goldman has to work it. Literally. Five days a week, he does one hour of cardio, an hour of weights and a half hour of boxing.

“I’ve dropped over 40 pounds in the last year. It’s hard not to be motivated when you look around and see all the people on the covers of all the muscle magazines in the airport!”

Madeleine Marr

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