Learn the 'ins and outs' of hosting on this week's episode of Hot Grease. Nicole Taylor is joined in the studio by Heather Christos, author of the recent Heather Christo's Generous Table. Tune into this episode to learn how to host a fabulous dinner with limited resources. Hear about Heather's life in Seattle, and why the climate provides such a bountiful harvest. Nicole heads South with Heather to talk bourbon and liquor tastings; hear what cocktails Heather suggests in her book! Later, Nicole calls Shell Harris, co-author of Skinny Smoothies, to talk about healthy, nutrient-rich beverages for the summer. Hear why some prefer drinking smoothies to juices, and find out what fruits to blends for a balanced diet! This program has been sponsored by Whole Foods. Thanks to The California Honeydrops for today's music.

"I try to create comprehensive menus with seasonally-appropriate ingredients because it makes it cheap and tasty, and it's just so easy." [7:00]

-- Heather Christo on Hot Grease