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Mary Contini's Cock-a Leekie Soup
Winter is well and truly upon us which means one thing... it is soup season!
Posted November 07, 2019 by Cheese
Mary Contini's steak salad
Mary Contini teaches how to make steak salad
Posted October 12, 2019 by Cheese
Mary Contini's Pasta and Potato Soup
Mary Contini teaches how to make Pasta and Potato Soup, a childhood favourite of hers
Posted October 07, 2019 by Cheese
Mary Contini's Bumble Crumble
Autumn is firmly upon us now, and that means it is crumble season...!
Posted September 30, 2019 by Cheese
What It Takes To Become An Icon
Thank you to i-on magazine for recognising Philip Contini as an “Icon”, along with other inspiration Edinburgh business women and men.
Posted September 23, 2019 by Cheese
My First Ever Wine Tasting
Our V&C wine tasting events are for everybody, not just for seasoned wine connoisseurs. Read what happened when one staff member became a customer for the evening as he embarked on his first ever wine tasting
Posted September 20, 2019 by Cheese
Mary Contini's Cheese on Roast
Mary Contini puts a creative twist on the classic cheese on toast
Posted September 18, 2019 by Cheese
Mary Contini's granita di caffe, and home-made lemonade
Is there a better thing on a hot summers day than sipping an ice-cold coffee or glass of lemonade?
Posted September 17, 2019 by Cheese
The Formation of Valvona & Crolla
Have you ever wondered how Valvona & Crolla formed? This extract from Mary Contini's book, 'Dear Olivia', tells the story for the merging of two family businesses 85 years ago.
Posted September 12, 2019 by Cheese
Mary Contini's Pizza Farcita
What is your favourite picnic snack? For Mary Contini, is has to be homemade pizza...
Posted September 11, 2019 by Cheese
Mary Contini's Fish Soup
Mary Contini reveals the secret to her Nonna Annunziat's zuppa di pesce - fish soup.
Posted August 31, 2019 by Cheese
Dear Alfonso extract
Read the first extract of Mary Contini's book Dear Alfonso. Heart-warming, moving and filled with laughter and love, Dear Alfonso is a wonderful celebration of food, family and friendship; a testament to Carlo Contini, who was the face of the shop in 19 Elm Row for so many years.
Posted August 27, 2019 by Cheese
Mary Contini's roasted fish
The weather may not match that of the Amalfi coast, however, with this roasted fish recipe you can eat like you are there
Posted July 22, 2019 by Cheese
5* Reviews
We are so proud to receive some high praise from our valued customers lately that we just can't help but share our favourites!
Posted July 20, 2019 by Cheese
Top Edinburgh restaurants and wine bars
We are thrilled to announce that in his debut article for Decanter Magazine, Peter Ranscombe (Thank you!!) has named Valvona & Crolla as one of his wine highlights of Edinburgh!
Posted July 02, 2019 by Cheese
Mary Contini's tasty fish cakes
Have you ever wondered how to make fish cakes? Mary Contini explains how...
Posted June 19, 2019 by Cheese
'A home away from home' – why Italian delis continue to thrive in Britain
'A home away from home' – why Italian delis continue to thrive in Britain
Posted June 01, 2019 by Cheese
Mary Contini's sardines on toast
Mary Contini reveals how to make Sardines on toast with salsa
Posted May 25, 2019 by Cheese
We're hiring!
V&C is Recruiting Join our team of enthusiastic and professional staff. Variety of positions available as we recruit for summer and beyond.
Posted May 18, 2019 by Cheese
Mary Contini's Asparagus and pea risotto with smoked mozzarella
Mary Conitini guides us through the process of how to make asparagus and pea risotto with smoked mozzarella
Posted May 09, 2019 by Cheese
Mary Contini's Spaghettini with Scottish crab and cherry tomatoes
Mary Contini teaches us how to prepare spaghettini with Scottish crab and cherry tomatoes.
Posted May 07, 2019 by Cheese
Mary Contini's Easter Cherry Cake
Mary Contini teaches how to bake the perfect cherry cake this Easter
Posted April 26, 2019 by Cheese
Mary Contini's Roasted spiced aubergines with Greek yoghurt
Mary Contini lets the readers know the secret to this Turkish delight - her roasted spiced aubergines with Greek yoghurt
Posted April 19, 2019 by Cheese
Mary Contini's Asparagus with homemade hollandaise
Mary Contini rejoices at bright Spring mornings and teaches us how best to cook asparagus
Posted April 16, 2019 by Cheese
Happy Customers
Read what our valued customers say about us
Posted April 05, 2019 by Cheese
Mary Contini's Mother's Day Biscuits
Mary Contini recounts childhood memories and provides a recipe to bake delicious shortbread biscuits
Posted April 04, 2019 by Cheese
Taming the beast
Decanter looks at how producers in the small Montefalco Sagrantino DOCG in Umbria have developed an approachable modern style for their notoriously tannic native Sagrantino grape.
Posted April 02, 2019 by Cheese
Mary Contini's Chargrilled salmon, avocado and dill salsa
Mary Contini reveals her key to Chargrilling salmon and preparing avocado and dill salsa
Posted March 27, 2019 by Cheese
Mary Contini's Flatbread
Mary Contini's discusses how to cook homemade flatbread.
Posted March 23, 2019 by Cheese
Mary Contini's Sticky Chinese style Pork spare ribs
Mary Contini writes about Chinese New Year, family, and how to cook sticky Chinese style pork spare ribs
Posted March 23, 2019 by Cheese
Mary Contini's Ruote Alla Nonna
Mary Contini teaches how to cook Ruote Alla Nonna
Posted March 23, 2019 by Cheese
Philip Contini speaks on Italian News Channel TG5
Philip Contini speaks on Italian News Channel TG5
Posted February 23, 2019 by Ciara Crowne
Top high street Italian reds
Andy Howard MW picks 30 of the best Italian reds, all priced at £10-15
Posted February 04, 2019 by Cheese