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Scran season 5: Starting out part two - exploring new Edinburgh ventures

The latest episode of our podcast Scran is now live.

On this episode of Scran, Rosalind continues her look at some of the newer faces on the food and drink scene in Edinburgh. 

First up she pays a visit to Ricco's, a new Italian restaurant that is aiming to attract the George Street set and deliver an upmarket Italian offering in the city.  

Rosalind speaks to owner Stefano Pieraccini about growing up in the hospitality world in a Scots/Italian family and about how he is building his businesses in response to consumer demands.

She also tries her hand at some pasta making with Chef Paul Barber.

Rosalind caught up with Christy O'Connor about his bar O'Connors in Canonmills which opened weeks before the first lock down and now houses one of the biggest whisky collections in Scotland today.

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Known for cake making, experimental jam recipes, Champagne and gin drinking (and the inability to cook Gnocchi), Rosalind writes for The Scotsman on all things food and drink related as well as hosting Scran, The Scotsman's food and drink podcast.

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