Contributed by Maria Ekaterina
Luck’s food-meets-music cook-a-long series returns for a special holiday event complete with shopping lists and pre-order food and cocktail kits
November 12, 2020 – Austin, TX – Got a little hitch in your holiday meal plan giddy-up? Wanting to dip your toes into cool, casserole-free waters? Need a little live music fix while you’re at it? Well, per usual, you’re in Luck. Austin’s Luck Reunion crew are partnering with the fine folks at all-star food delivery service Assembly for a once-in-a-holiday-season party sure to tick all of the above boxes. Streaming to kitchens nationwide on Thursday, November 19th at 7 pm CST, Prime Cuts: Family Meal Presented by Remy Cointreau will gather Luck-favorite chefs and musicians around the virtual family table for the latest rendition of their cook-a-long (and sing-a-long!) streaming series. For more information and to purchase admission or meal and drink kits, please visit this link.
Austin-based chefs Kristen Kish, Alex Munoz of Arlo Grey, and Philip Speer of Assembly and Comedor will guide viewers through the preparation of a traditional holiday family meal close to their hearts and rich in history. As with previous Prime Cuts streams, a shopping list will be provided, as well as the option to pre-order food and cocktail kits available for national delivery. And it wouldn’t be a party without tunes, so Luck Reunion has invited New Jersey’s psychedelic soul songstress Nicole Atkins and New Orleans’ most beloved genre-benders Tank and the Bangas along for the ride.
All proceeds will benefit the Luck Family Foundation x Assembly Thanksgiving Community Initiative to help nourish hungry people and support the Central Texas community in the fight against hunger this holiday season. Donations raised through Prime Cuts: Family Meal will be made to The Luck Family Foundation, directly benefiting the Central Texas Food Bank. For every Prime Cuts meal kit purchased, 12 families will be fed. Every $1 donation provides 4 meals.
Throughout Prime Cuts: Family Meal, Chef Kish and Chef Munoz will be mixing up some masa (from scratch!) and filling it with delicious slow-cooked, farm-raised free-range pork. Chef Munoz will share his family tradition of pinto beans and his Munoz Family style rice. The chefs will chop up the Pico with viewers, adding a spicy kick and cool freshness to the whole dish and all of the pre-ordered meal kit produce and proteins are farm-raised from local farm partners and ranches in, or near Austin, TX. Two holiday cocktails from mixologist Emily Arseneau, The Cosmopolitan and the Hot Buttered Rum, will anchor the episode. A full list of meal and cocktail kit contents can be found below.
Each Assembly x Luck meal kit will include:
8 oz. masa harina
6 dried corn husks
2.5 oz. pork lard
1t. baking powder
1T. kosher salt
8 oz pork broth
8 oz cooked Peaceful Pork Farms, in broth
1 qt. cooked jasmine rice
4 oz. chicken stock
1 oz. tomato paste
1 oz. smoked butter
Dried herbs (ground cumin, ground coriander, ground Mexican oregano)
1 pt. fully cooked pinto beans
1 medium tomato
2 cloves garlic
6 sprigs cilantro
1 oz. neutral oil
The Cosmopolitan Kit
Hot Buttered Rum Kit
Mt. Gay Black Barrel Rum
Spice blend (dark brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, salt)
“Let’s break bread ‘together,’ catch some great tunes, make some festive cocktails with Remy Cointreau, and celebrate community and what the holidays are all about.” says an official statement from Luck Reunion. “From our family to yours, just in time for the holidays.”
More About Luck Reunion: Inspired by our own anti-festival of the same name, Luck Reunion is an experience-based collective based in Willie Nelson’s backyard of “Luck, TX”. Nearly 10 years ago, a group of friends came together with a vision for a new kind of live music experience. We knew we wanted to honor the cross-section culture that has long motivated creative tradition; to preserve traditions in music, food, and craft; and to create a stage for modern-day outliers who are influenced by the legacies before us. Luckily, we had the keys to the private Luck, TX property, and the singular opportunity to open its gates to people who, like us, value artistic tradition and want to do the legwork to discover talent that reflects our cultural heritage. What started as a one-day event has grown into a community; a platform for us to share the ethos of Luck and bring together musicians, chefs, and artisans who are contributing to American roots culture in an authentic way. In addition to the flagship annual event, Luck produces content and experiences both in and out of Luck with the mission of providing a space for craftsmanship, preservation, and discovery.
More About Luck Family Foundation: Formed by Luck Reunion for the purpose of preserving and supporting the music and cultural community inspired by the work of Willie Nelson and the Luck Reunion family, the Luck Family Foundation—managed by the Austin Community Foundation, a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt non-profit organization—provides financial grant assistance and other resources to artists, organizations and programs in need.
More About Remy Cointreau: Rémy Cointreau is a French, family-run group whose origins date back to 1724. A love of our terroirs and the mastery of time have always been at the heart of our expertise. It is up to each and every one of us to bring this link to life, connecting land, people and time