Pasta pomodorini


Pasta Pomodorini   We make homemade pasta every morning at Contini George St. We use trifoliate in the restaurant which is a small [...]

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Scottish Stout Stew


A hearty stew that makes you think of crisp, cold days up in the Highlands of Scotland and all the comfort you’ll need to get you [...]

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Haddock Fish Cakes



I love homemade fish cakes at this time of year. They take some effort to make but they are totally worth it. Ingredients Serves 4 500g [...]

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Fennel and Orange Salad


I love raw salads.  Vegetables become fun when you enjoy them as nature gifted them to us, fresh at their best.  Hope you like this [...]

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Coda di bue – Oxtail Sugo


Oxtail sugo is something Victor’s mother cooked for high days and holidays as it took so long.  Oxtail is an ingredient you’ll [...]

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Roast leg of lamb


This time of year is when the good old Sunday roast really comes into its own. In our house there is simply no argument, lamb wins [...]

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Christmas Yum Yum Pudding


I love Christmas. I think it stems from the two days of the year that my parents closed the cafes. My seven brothers and sisters, [...]

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Pumpkin Dumplings with Sage and Almond Butter


19 September 2016

There is nothing more comforting to me than a dumpling. Even the word gives me a warm feeling inside. These little beauties may look [...]

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Sugo Di Salsiccia with Pasta al Forno


16 August 2016

This is a staple in our family. Double up the recipe and freeze for a late supper. This is a very traditional recipe with no garlic or [...]

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Celery, Gooseberry and Smoked Mackerel Salad


2 July 2016

Now, as much as I enjoy a sweet treat, something savoury to start is always advisable! There is nothing better, or more summery, than a [...]

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Strawberries with Black Pepper and Vincotto


11 June 2016

If you have a bottle of vincotto or an aged balsamic vinegar then this delicious summer treat will help you use it up! Serves 3 or 4 [...]

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New Potato and White Onion Omlette


26 May 2016

Choose a variety of potato that is quite waxy so they keep their shape when cooked. If they are new potatoes, I like to leave the skins [...]

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Glengoyne Whisky Chocolate Pots


7 April 2016

Now we can’t have a bar with over 120 whiskies without a dessert using a wee dram or two! As a chocoholic, this is one of my favourite [...]

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Carla’s Coconut Cupcakes


21 March 2016

Carla loves making cupcakes and these are so easy and quick. We often use fresh coconut instead of desiccated as it really does taste [...]

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Kale and Hake Pie


12 February 2016

Hake is a great, sustainable local-waters fish and it’s hard to beat on quality or price. The rich flakiness  of the flesh is [...]

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Carina Contini Scotsman Recipe

Bowled Over – Soup & Selkirk Bannock


23 January 2016

Some hae meat and canna eat, And some wad eat that want it, But we hae meat and we can eat, And sae the Lord be thankit. I’ve never [...]

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Carina Contini Scotsman

Carina’s Kedgeree


2 November 2015

At the beginning of the month we hosted a Friends of the National Gallery event at The Scottish Cafe & Restaurant, centred around [...]

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CARINA TALKS AT THE PORTOBELLO BOOK FESTIVAL


29 September 2015

Carina Contini talks at The Portobello Book Festival this weekend, about the influences and philosophy behind the development of her [...]

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Cannonball Restaurant now open 7 days!


14 September 2015

Cannonball Restaurant, Victor & Carina Contini’s newest addition to the family is now open 7 days (Sunday lunch 12-5pm) Join [...]

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Royal Mile Cafe Milkshake

Scottish Strawberry Shortcake Milkshake


21 August 2015

Sometimes only Carina’s Scottish Strawberry Shortcake Milkshake will do! Ingredients (Serves 1) 225g [...]

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Carina’s seasonal syllabub


18 July 2015

Strawberry, Honey and Pickering’s Gin syllabub Serves 4 300g fresh strawberries, hulls removed, washed and dried (reserve 4 with [...]

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Chef Emma represents Contini at The Highland Show


22 June 2015

Chef Emma Mills, Senior Sous Chef at Cannonball Restaurant enjoyed her time on the stage at the Cookery Theatre at The Royal Highland [...]

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Recipes from The Lost Supper STV 15 May 2015


5 May 2015

Due to very popular demand further to Carina’s recent appearance on The Lost Supper, screened on ITV on 04 May 2015, here are the [...]

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AN ABUNDANT AND PRECIOUS LARDER - Carina Contini - Scots Magazine

An Abundant and Precious Larder


4 February 2015

In Carina’s latest article published in February’s Scots Magazine she notes that unbelievably, we import more fish than we [...]

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Carina Contini - A Little Treat

A Little Treat – Moderate portions for a healthy January


25 January 2015

Carina’s article in this weekend’s Scotsman is full of delicious recipes to help moderate your portions during January, [...]

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The Scottish Cafe and Restaurant Roe Deer with Cabbage and Red Currant Jelly

Year of Food & Drink Scotland 2015 – Roe Deer Recipe


20 January 2015

The roe deer is the Monarch of the Glen. It’s also the food of kings so it’s not cheap but rather a treat for that special occasion. [...]

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Kitchen Garden Cookbook

Best cookbooks for Christmas presents!


8 December 2014

We are thrilled to feature in The Telegraph’s list of the ten Best cookbooks for Christmas presents! Carina’s Kitchen Garden [...]

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Daily Record Recipe – Shin of Beef in Gold Ale


Check out Carina’s recipe of Shin of Beef in Gold Ale – a fantastic recipe from her Kitchen Garden Cookbook. If you decide [...]

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