Honest Entertaining®

Tired of being Martha-ized? Feeling as if you’re a failure unless you grind your own wheat, grow your own yeast,  raise your own beef? Expecting the impossible from yourself, all while cooking a sit-down dinner for 25? Well, relax! Take a deep breath. We’ve been there–and we ain’t ever going back. Honest Entertaining is as much of a state of mind as a way to cook. And you’ll find that state of mind reflected in our recipes and our series of programs including technique videos and podcasts. It’s real food for real people for good times. It’s knock-it-out-of-the-park dishes that are smart, easy, and let you be a cook, not a domestic god/goddess. You know they say about false idols….

A blue background with a white bowl filled with sliced peaches, tomatoes, red onions, basil, and chunks of bread.

Tomato and Peach Panzanella

Tomato and peach panzanella may sound unlikely but it’ll knock your socks off. If you’re not wearing socks this time of year, then it’ll knock your flip-flops off. Guaranteed.

A frozen tub of plum sorbet, with a scoop of sorbet and some sugar cookies lying beside it.

Plum Sorbet

This plum sorbet is going to change your late-summer fruit strategy. And you don’t even need an ice cream maker. Now that’s easy and elegant.

Four salmon summer rolls on a metal sheet with a piece of scallion and a bowl of dipping sauce.

Salmon Summer Rolls

Swapping out traditional pork and shrimp with salmon makes for a simple, stunning, and super impressive upgrade to classic Vietnamese summer rolls.

A white bowl filled with panna cotta with peaches, garnished with thyme and a spoon resting inside.

Panna Cotta With Peaches

This panna cotta has the most luscious of textures. How to best explain it? Hmmm. It’s sorta like swooping velvet over your tongue.

Eight slices of tomato bruschetta with a bowl of tomato bruschetta on the side.

Tomato Bruschetta

An iconic Italian appetizer that’s easy and comes together in minutes, making it a no-brainer in terms of entertaining—whether for guests or just yourself.

A metal serving tray with two apricot daiquiris with stir sticks, a juiced lemon, and a pot with poached apricots.

Apricot Daiquiri

This apricot daiquiri will erase your outdated notion of the daiquiri as a cloying girlie blender drink. And it’ll exponentially up your summer entertaining game.

A black platter with several grilled chicken tacos with fruit salsa, a few cherry tomatoes, and a wooden board with cut chicken, halved plums, and queso fresco.

Grilled Chicken Tacos With Fruit Salsa

When you face the inevitable glut of ripe stone fruits you couldn’t resist at the market, you’re going to want these grilled chicken tacos with fruit salsa at the top of your list.

A glass of Mexican mojito with lime slices floating in it and a mint sprig garnish.

Mexican Mojito

Inspired by its Cuban cousin, this Mexican mojito might even be sexier and suaver thanks to that bad boy, smooth tequila. Buena onda, indeed.

Sticky pork ribs cut into individual ribs on a piece of parchment with a knife.

Sticky Pork Ribs

Sweet. Sour. Sticky. It’s a trifecta of sorts that will not fail you, especially when slathered on ribs grilled low and slow. Uh, pass the napkins, please.

An eggplant kebab on a tortilla with fresh spinach, garlic sauce, and cabbage.

Eggplant Kebabs

A healthy, veggie-packed dinner that’s most magnificent during the height of summer. No turning on the stove required.