Entertaining with Michael Chiarello

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Sauteed Garlic Olives

Michael reflavors olives by sauteing them in garlic and citrus juices.

About the Show

Cookbook author and chef Michael Chiarello loves to find inventive ways to entertain his friends. His parties are casual and easy to plan, and always revolve around great food. Each episode of Easy Entertaining, shot on location at the Trefethen Winery in Napa, 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.

About the Host

Michael Chiarello

Michael Chiarello is a successful entrepreneur and restaurateur, as well as an Emmy-winning Food Network personality and cookbook author.

Roasted Eggplant and Tomato Stacks

Olive Oil Cake

Salsa di Parmigiano

Limoncello Spritzers

Puff Pastry Pinwheels Filled with Sun-Dried Tomatoes and Pesto


Grilled Poached Sausages with Roasted Peppers and Onions

My Mother's Tomato Sauce



Calabrian Cracked Olives

Mushroom Tart

Baked Clams with Prosciutto Bits and Bread Crumbs

Tortellini Salad with Fresh Herb and Tomato Vinaigrette

Focaccia "Giana"

Forever Roasted Pork

Calabrian Spiedini

Spinach Arancini

Venetian Sausage Bites


Creme Catalan

Sage Creamed Corn Bruschetta with Prosciutto

Chicken Milanese with Salsa Rosa

Piadine with Caesar Salad and Roasted Garlic Paste

Parmesan Toasts

Spaghetti all'Amatriciana

Panna Cotta with Honey