Everybody loves pizza. So why not throw a pizza party like no other? How about an entire meal made of homemade pizzas: a salad pizza, a barbecued pizza, and even a chocolate pizza for dessert. Fun. Easy. Delicious.
A tender steak and a roaring fire come together in an intimate winter meal we cooked together right at the hearth. In the magic of the evening, no one needs to know how effortless it was to put together.
When you're having a crowd over after an event or cocktails for 50, the antipasto party is perfect. Everything is served cold, except our show stopping mozzarella. With some chef's shortcuts, you do all the cooking a day ahead of time.
It's back to the future as we explore the retro appeal of the fondue party. It's a trip to dip- shrimp, bread, asparagus, fruit - in fact, the food becomes the entertainment - and it's the fastest party meal you'll ever make.
It's an easy party your friends will never forget: a molten lava of rich, creamy polenta poured out across a table under the moonlight. A combo of delicious toppings and a mixed grill round out the meal. And it'll be as stress free for you as it is easy for them.
Nothing is easier than a seafood boil to bring people together. A giant pot of the freshest seafood, dumped out on the table and eaten with your hands. It's simple, its unforgettable and clean up is a snap.
It's a barbecued breakfast on the table in less than an hour. With eggs in ways you never imagined, grilled fruit and a legendary champagne cocktail, it's the perfect send off for a magical Napa Valley balloon ride.
The perfect spur of the moment meal, a kitchen dinner party - because that's where everyone ends up anyway. Dinner is cooked and then you eat it right in the kitchen. With everyone's help, dinner is on in an hour. No sweat.
Sometimes you just have to get up and go - and this is the perfect meal to take along with you. We're on a vineyard hopping bike ride with delicious picnic food that packs well, tastes great and gets you out of the kitchen, pronto!
We're taking the stress out of the holidays with a food gifts party. Nuts, vinegars, oils, antipasto, cookies - we'll make them all to give away as presents. At the end of the day, we've eaten well, we've had fun, and we leave with a gift for everyone.
Thanksgiving dinner with all the trimmings and none of the stress. Michael will show you how to make this year's meal unforgettably delicious, and take you through a step-by-step plan with shortcuts so you can relax on the big day.
Moonlight and chocolate - what could be more romantic? Michael makes an all chocolate supper for two under the stars. Every course has chocolate in it: the salad, the pasta, the entrée, and of course, the dessert!
The king of all sports in Napa is the Italian game of bocce ball, and because everyone farms, the food you bring is just as important as the game. We're chilling and grilling courtside. I'll show you chef's tricks to tailgating without breaking a sweat!