Mexican fine dining restaurant Comedor has found an interesting way to pivot its business during the coronavirus. The restaurant from partners Philip Speer and William Ball is selling kits through Assembly Kitchen and shipping them to home cooks. The kits come with instructions from the restaurant, as covered by our Addie Broyles and Marketwatch.


Now Comedor is taking the home cooking tutorial a step further. The restaurant and Assembly Kitchen have teamed with James Beard winners and nominees around the state and the Southern Smoke Foundation to create a unique experience, wherein home cooks order the popular bone marrow tacos from Comedor and then get Zoom tutorials from the famed chefs around the Lone Star State.


A different city and chef will be featured over the next four weeks, and all proceeds from the sales will go to the relief fund established by the Southern Smoke Foundation, which to date has given almost $3 million to hospitality industry members in need, and with the effects of the coronavirus hitting the industry as hard as any in recent months, there are a lot of folks in need.


First up for the Texas cooking tour is Houston and James Beard Award winner and Southern Smoke co-founder Chris Shepherd. In order to participate with Shepherd and Comedor chefs Gabe Erales and Speer, home cooks must order their bone marrow kits by midnight Wednesday. The kits are then shipped to the home cooks houses, and the Zoom interactive instruction goes down Saturday at 7 p.m. The $33 bone marrow kits serve two to four people.


Future events will include Cured’s Steve McHugh in San Antonio on June 6, Dallas chef Stephan Pyles June 13, and June 20 in Austin with some surprise big-name guests.


At-home cooks interested in participating can enter their zip code at assembly.kitchen on the week their city is featured, and select the Cook Across Texas option.


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