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

Polenta Crostini

Alder-Planked Salmon with Egg Sauce

Warm Potato-Tomato Salad with Dijon Vinaigrette

Meatballs in BBQ Gravy

Fruit and Cinnamon Semifreddo

Eggs en Cocotte

Hazelnut Ice Cream Sundae

Balsamic-Caramel Sauce over Vanilla Ice Cream

Grilled Chicken Sandwich with Grilled Mushroom Vinaigrette

Grilled Asparagus with Tangerine Mayonnaise

Hummus Piadine with Cucumber and Feta Salad

Batido Colada

Limoncello Spritzers

Calabrese Broad Beans and Roasted Potatoes

Coney Island Iced Tea

Bruschetta with White Beans, Sun-dried Tomatoes and Basil

Peachy Green Tea Cooler

Cinnamon-Flavored Skewers with Fresh Fruit

Sally's Fresh Blackberry Tart

Grilled Prime Rib

Grilled Zucchini Ribbon Salad

"Freeform" Cheesecake Poured over Fresh Fruit

Strawberry Rhubarb Calzone

"Meat Counter" Mixed Grill

Strawberry Tiramisu Cones

Polenta Lasagne

Sliced Orange Salad with Sauteed Olives and Ricotta Salata