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.

Olive Oil Cake

Limoncello Spritzers

Salsa di Parmigiano

Puff Pastry Pinwheels Filled with Sun-Dried Tomatoes and Pesto

Calabrian Cracked Olives




Roasted Eggplant and Tomato Stacks

My Mother's Tomato Sauce

Grilled Poached Sausages with Roasted Peppers and Onions

Mushroom Tart


Forever Roasted Pork

Spinach Arancini

Baked Clams with Prosciutto Bits and Bread Crumbs

Pepperoni, Macaroni and Cheese "Lasagna Style"

Creme Catalan

Tortellini Salad with Fresh Herb and Tomato Vinaigrette

Lasagna of Roasted Butternut Squash

Smeared Tomato Bruschetta with Extra-Virgin Olive Oil, Torn Basil, and Salt

Venetian Sausage Bites

Sage Creamed Corn Bruschetta with Prosciutto

Calabrian Spiedini

Parmesan Toasts

Panna Cotta with Honey

Spaghetti all'Amatriciana