Chez Villa

A journey through my love of food and the quest to create it



The Ten Commandments of BBQ

I've come up with a list of truths that I hold to be self-evident in BBQ - thus I submit to you my Ten Commandments of BBQ....


The first rule in cooking

Over the years I've developed a solid rule to live by in the kitchen. I call it the "Three Try Rule." Simply put, it takes three tries at a recipe to get it right. If I hadn't figured this out... Continue Reading →

Butter as an ingredient – to use salted or unsalted

Butter is a staple ingredient in my pantry and is found in many a recipe but most home cooks are likely to just use regular, sweet, salted butter almost exclusively. This though is more often than not a mistake and... Continue Reading →

The most important thing in your kitchen

Having the right go to ingredients available makes all the difference when you cook, and so, an appropriately stocked pantry will make your life a whole lot easier especially when you need to throw together dinner in a hurry with... Continue Reading →

Greasing your grill’s grates vs. oiling your food

To grease or not to grease? That is the question? You know there are conflicting ideas out there about whether or not you should grease your grill grates. If you happen to have a Weber grill you may have noticed... Continue Reading →

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