Chez Villa

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



Boy Scouts. Boy Chefs. 

Not every weekend is full of culinary bliss. In fact about 9 of my weekends a year are filled with food prepared entirely by 11 to 16-year-old boys - Boy Scouts that is. As noted in my About page, I... Continue Reading →


If I had 3 days to go back to school

I haven't been in school for 25 years, but if I could, I would go back to university in a heartbeat - Barbecue University that is.  Steven Raichlen is one of my certified food gods. I mean, he literally wrote... Continue Reading →

How the America’s Test Kitchen vs. Milk Street Kitchen saga affects this home cook

Anyone who knows me from the kitchen can tell you that I am a true fan boy of everything from America's Test Kitchen. Over the past several years, whether watching one of their shows on my local PBS station, WGBH, reading a... Continue Reading →

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