Entertaining with Michael Chiarello

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


Baked Clams with Prosciutto Bits and Bread Crumbs


Salsa di Parmigiano

Calabrian Cracked Olives

Calabrian Spiedini

Strawberry, Rhubarb, and Banana Crostata

My Mother's Tomato Sauce

Puff Pastry Pinwheels Filled with Sun-Dried Tomatoes and Pesto

Limoncello Spritzers

Italian S'mores

Piadine with Caesar Salad and Roasted Garlic Paste

Focaccia with Blue Cheese and Honey

Sage Creamed Corn Bruschetta with Prosciutto

Melon Fettuccini with Sweet Wine and Fresh Mint

White Bean and Corn Cannoli

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


Creme Catalan

Polenta Birthday Cupcakes with Mascarpone Frosting

Parmesan Toasts

Fritto Misto with Two Mustard Sauce

Mozzarella Martini with Fresh Tomato Consomme

Spinach Arancini

Strawberry Rhubarb Calzone

Venetian Sausage Bites