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

Roasted Butternut Squash Soup

Italian Meatloaf

Moules Mariniere with Garlic Herb Butter

Blue Cheese Fondue with Cherry Tomatoes and Roasted Cipollini Onions

Melon Juice with Champagne (or Prosecco)

Prosciutto-Wrapped Crostini with Melon Salsa Crudo

Whole Leaf Caesar Salad

Mango-Pineapple Upside-Down Cake

Grilled Corn Salsa

Mini Baked Potatoes with Mascarpone and Prosciutto Bits

Tri-Colore Salad with Frico Crackers and Caesar "Vinaigrette"

Italian Relish Tray

Soft Fontina Polenta

Crab Cakes Chiarello with Shaved Fennel Salad

Mom's Stuffed Eggplant

Pickled Grilled Eggplant

Winter Panzanella

Stove-Top Preserves

Roasted Banana Boats

Polenta Birthday Cupcakes with Mascarpone Frosting

"His and Hers" Surf and Turf

Grilled Flank Steak Crostini with Mustard Greens

Roasted Winter Squash

Red-Wine Spaghetti with Broccoli Rabe

Spiked Cider Cocktail

Best Hot Dogs

Mango Fruit Fondue