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

Napa 'Road' Mix

Spaghetti Squash with Marinara

Spiral Rolled Fillet with Pesto

Homemade Aperitivo

Moules Mariniere with Garlic Herb Butter

Grilled Red Onions

Potato and Sage Fritters

"Super-Tuscan" White Bean Soup

Baked Pommes Frites


Champagne with Pear Liqueur

Marinated Salmon with Fennel Salad

Chocolate Wine

Grilled Roasted Garlic-Rosemary Bread

Slow-Roasted Halibut with Asparagus and Salsa Genovese

Tuscan Olive Harvest Ribolita

Raspberry Gratin

Shrimp Po'Boys with Angry Mayonnaise

White Bean Waffles

Michael's Italian Manhattan


Chocolate Soup with Raspberry and Hazelnut Salad

Caribbean-style Beans and Rice

Spiked Cider Cocktail

Marinated Salmon with Fennel Salad

Mango Fruit Fondue

Soft Fontina Polenta