Name: Charlie Lee-Potter
Blog: Eggs on the Roof
Location: Oxford, Great Britain
What is your all-time favorite recipe from your blog?
Soup is a fantastic thing at any time of day. I adore my recipe for celeriac soup garnished with roasted chestnuts and apple, and drizzled with truffle oil. It’s the kind of food to make you smile, however hard you try to stay grumpy.
If you had to blog about one ingredient every day for a year, what food it be?
When I look at my Eggs On The Roof posts, I see that I’m constantly creating recipes using pears and quinces – almond and pear cake, chicken with pears and hazelnuts, pain perdu with pears, quince cordial. Pears look beautiful in a bowl and are amazing when cooked.
Who would you love to have over for dinner?
My blog has a literary twist to it, partly because I’m just completing a doctorate on contemporary fiction, but mainly because I love to read. If I had complete freedom to resurrect anyone I liked, and even better, invite them to dinner, I would choose the poet Percy Bysshe Shelley, who would behave badly, Charlotte Bronte, who would behave beautifully, Virginia Woolf, who would intimidate everyone, and Oscar Wilde to provide the laughs.
What’s your go-to quick and easy dinner?
Maybe it doesn’t sound quick and easy, but it really is – field mushrooms stuffed with leeks, herbs, walnuts, and breadcrumbs, all topped with cheese. My children often ask me to make it for supper and if there’s any leftovers, they’re perfect for breakfast, too.