LUISS Language Café Blog


Chef Jack

Check out the best recipes from the Language Cafe’s master chef.


This fiery Sichuan classic is named for the pockmarked (po) wife (ma) who supposedly invented it at her husband's restaurant. I've found a pretty intriguing version of it. In a great culinary schools in Chengdu recently, their technique of poaching the... Continue Reading →


[Active time: 40 minutes] Speaking of Brazilian cuisine, we are all used to imagine the flavor of dishes enriched with coconut milk. However, today I am going to introduce you the bright results of fish, tomatoes, lime juice, and vegetables, which meld... Continue Reading →


[Reading time: 1 minute]Today I'm serving you a Caribbean recipe: the blended golden mojito!YIELD 4 servings INGREDIENTS Sugar (for coating rims of glasses) 1 lime wedge 1 cup gold (not dark) rum (such as Mount Gay) 1/2 cup (generous) fresh lime... Continue Reading →


[Reading time: 4 minutes] This recipe comes from New York chef Deuki Hong's father and has origins in North Korea, the ancestral home of mandu. (Sharing a border with China, it is no coincidence that mandu sounds a lot like... Continue Reading →


[Reading time: 2 minutes] This week we are going to see a magnificent recipe from Marocco, the Moroccan Carrot Soup YELD Makes 4 servings ACTIVE TIME 20 minutes TOTAL TIME 40 minutes INGREDIENTS 2 tablespoons (1/4 stick) butter 1 cup... Continue Reading →

About the Café

The Luiss Language Café is a multilingual centre for  creative collaboration and cultural exchange. A home away from home for our visiting students from abroad, it is a hive of intercultural activity and production. All day long, students, faculty and staff... Continue Reading →

Vietnamese Irish Coffee Recipe

[Reading time: 2 minutes] Vietnamese coffee it's a great way to drink coffee, thought. The "secret" is to adjust a classical espresso with just a bit of sweetened condensed milk and Irish whiskey. sweetened condensed milk, to taste 2 shots... Continue Reading →

Classic Old Fashioned Recipe

[Reading time: 1 minute] 4 Ingredients are all you need to prepare a gorgeous Old Fashioned  in six steps. 2 ounces bourbon simple syrup Angostura bitters ice (optional) First: Add a little splash of simple syrup to your glass. Second: Add one... Continue Reading →

Thyme for Gin & Tonics

makes 1 drink prep time: 2 minutes active time: 3 minutes total time: 5 minutes ice 1-2 ounces good quality gin 3-4 ounces good quality tonic water 2 thyme sprigs lime twist to garnish Fill a glass 3/4 with ice. Pour... Continue Reading →

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