Cookbook author and chef Michael Chiarello loves to find inventive ways to entertain his friends. His parties are casual, easy to plan, and always revolve around great food. Each episode of Easy Entertaining, shot on location in northern California's gorgeous wine country, features Michael planning, cooking, and throwing a creative get together. His recipes - a mix of his Italian heritage and wine country lifestyle - are perfect for easy and effortless entertaining.

Most Popular Recipes

Spicy Melon Salad with Mint and Ricotta Salata

Winter Fruit Compote with Selection of Cheese

Tomato Steak with Baked Goat Cheese and Herb Salad

Marinated Avocado

Spaghetti all'Amatriciana

Panna Cotta with Honey

Sparkling Sangria

Italian Relish Tray

Meyer Lemon and Spanish Almond Semifreddo

Mustard Crusted Pork Tenderloin

Piedmontese "No Bake" Chocolate Amaretto Cookies

Warm Potato-Tomato Salad with Dijon Vinaigrette

Chiarello's Classic Omelet Technique

Grilled Mangoes with Blue Cheese and Honey

Spiked Milkshakes

Roasted Butternut Squash Soup

Balsamic-Caramel Sauce over Vanilla Ice Cream

Whole Leaf Caesar Salad

Papaya Avocado Salad

Polenta Poundcake

Spiced and Honey Glazed Ham with Savory Bread Pudding

Mom's Stuffed Eggplant

Watermelon Margaritas

Tortellini Salad with Fresh Herb and Tomato Vinaigrette

Tomato Pesto

Marinated and Grilled Provolone

Alder-Planked Salmon with Egg Sauce