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.

"Super-Tuscan" White Bean Soup

Grilled Prime Rib


Salsa di Parmigiano


Limoncello Spritzers

Puff Pastry Pinwheels Filled with Sun-Dried Tomatoes and Pesto

Baked Clams with Prosciutto Bits and Bread Crumbs


Olive Oil Cake

My Mother's Tomato Sauce

Calabrian Cracked Olives

Sage Creamed Corn Bruschetta with Prosciutto

Calabrian Spiedini

Piadine with Caesar Salad and Roasted Garlic Paste

Melon Fettuccini with Sweet Wine and Fresh Mint

Italian S'mores

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

Focaccia with Blue Cheese and Honey

Fritto Misto with Two Mustard Sauce


White Bean and Corn Cannoli

Strawberry, Rhubarb, and Banana Crostata

Mozzarella Martini with Fresh Tomato Consomme

Roasted Eggplant and Tomato Stacks

Tomato Steak with Baked Goat Cheese and Herb Salad

Parmesan Toasts