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

Tortellini Salad with Fresh Herb and Tomato Vinaigrette

Beer and Chipotle-Battered Fish Tacos

Caribbean-style Beans and Rice

Harlequin Soup

Napa 'Road' Mix

Michael's Italian Manhattan

Lemon-Grape Coolers

Fettuccine with Mustard Greens and Mushrooms

Fruit and Cinnamon Semifreddo

Chocolate Cannoli

Polenta Lasagne

Pesto Crushed Potatoes

Puff Pastry Pinwheels Filled with Sun-Dried Tomatoes and Pesto

Grilled Red Onions

Baby Vegetables with Tarragon Nage

Marinated Avocado

Hot Sweet Mustard

Chocolate Espresso Martini

Winter Fruit Compote with Selection of Cheese

Chocolate Cannoli

Spoon-Fed Bloody Mary with Grilled Lemon Skewers