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As one of nine children Clare grew up in New Jersey understanding the idea of cooking on a budget. But her mom also instilled the notion of healthy meals, lovingly prepared. When it comes to her own creations this experienced cook believes that the kitchen can be much more than thirty minute meals. The kitchen is the heart of the home, and can be "living" room.

Just as the kitchen is the heart of the home, Clare and her delicious recipes are the heart of abigslice. Some are quite easy and can be whipped up in minutes, but others reflect the tradition that time spent cooking with friends and family, is time well spent.

Pictured: Clare conducting a wine and food pairing session in Verona, Italy.

Ted is a native of Alexandria, Virginia but spent his summers in Atlanta. He fondly remembers Sunday dinners around a big table with the entire extended family present. Ted regrets the passing of these bonding experiences and as an adult began inviting friends over regularly for more time 'round the table. To him it was self improvement through entertaining.

As abigslice's wine expert, he seeks to create the perfect pairings for Clare's delicious recipes. But he never takes himself or wine too seriously. Funloving and friendly, he always reminds his classes that wine is the most variable food item there is. So relax! Consider each new bottle an adventure.

Pictured: Ted receives the award for Atlanta's 2011 Grape Guru/Wine Professional of the Year.

Together Ted and Clare became abigslice. They always get asked, "Where did the name come from?" Clare says, "It sums up our take on life. No matter what your situation or your circumstances you can always grab a big slice of life!"

After doing a lot of research they realized that there was not a guide book out there that gave you everything you needed to entertain with confidence. "That's why we decided to hit the internet back in 2003," says Ted. "Abigslice has recipes, wines pairings, how-to projects and decorating ideas, all in neat little holiday packets."

Clare and Ted have been asked to spread their philosophy all over the Southeast. Their most popular classes are wine and food pairing seminars using their copyrighted ViniCode™ system. Be on the look out in your area for one of the most entertaining evenings your are likely to spend.

To book Clare and Ted, contact Steve Beville of TimeAngle LTD at steve@timeangle.com.