Ambassador Magazine

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Volume 25, No 3

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Ambassador's 2014 Spring issue makes some waves with its cover story about surfing in Italy and the making of the new documentary about Italian American surfer Chris Del Moro's search for the perfect wave and his heritage. Also featured are the stories of stone carver Luigi Del Bianco's contributions to creating Mt. Rushmore and his grandson's crusade to secure Luigi's place in history; novelist Alan Champorcher scouting high-drama scenes for his new novel set in Rome; and pioneering wine importers Maria and Neil Empson of Empson & Co. Don't miss the story on how three Italian brothers are building amazing wood-fired brick pizza ovens in suburban Maryland for America's restaurants. And, in the departments, there's chic and fantasy products in Bottega NIAF, Easter recipes in Cia Italia, mini-profiles in Paesani, books you'll want to read in Between the Pages, plus cinema and sports!
Volume 25, No 2

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The 2013 Winter issue of Ambassador features the always popular holiday culinary spread—though with a twist. This time, with Washington's remarkable Chef Fabio Trabocchi leading the way (see the cover photo), five Italian chefs give their take on "Untraditional Italian Holiday Cuisine," along with some wonderful recipes! Wash that down with the feature spotlighting Italy's most happening bubbly—Prosecco. And don't miss the stories on the making of a documentary about visionary architect Paolo Soleri, the Palentine Hill architectural digs, and a year-later review of the impact of the 2012 earthquake in Italy on the parmigiano, prosciutto and balsamico industries. In the departments, check out the latest bling and things in Bottega NIAF, the profiles in Paesani, plus more books, cinema and sports!
Volume 25, No 1

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Check out the 2013 Fall issue of Ambassador magazine for features on Bruce Springsteen's tour last spring through Italy and his Italian roots; the hot Italian American ex-patriot agriturismo trend in Italy; ancient and modern pottery in Squillace; the rise of Nebbiolo wines beyond exquisite but pricey Barolos and Barbarescos; and a search for cannoli perfection. And make sure to turn to our brand new departments: In NIAF on Location, members and friends lead you through the Italian highlights—best Italian restaurants, festivals, markets, museums, etc.—in their hometowns; NIAF Bottega is a colorful splash of great Italian-style designs, finds and products; and Paesani offers short profiles of NIAF's persons of interest. Plus, the regular departments and so much more!
Volume 24, No 3

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The 2013 Spring Ambassador's cover story explores Calabria's finest beaches—worth considering when making your plans to visit Italy! Other features include stories on Baseball in Italy, the white truffles of Alba, and a family history search that unexpectedly found past heroics. Get to know the Archivist of the United States in our profile of nation's Chief Collector, David Ferriero. And the issue's columns include Ciao Italia on artichoke cookery, an overflowing Books section, On Film on the great Italian actress Anna Magnani, On Sports on Mike Piazza and the World Baseball Classic, an Opinion page by John Viola, and the Crossword Puzzle.
Volume 24, No 2

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Ambassador’s 2012 winter issue celebrates the holidays with the cover story on Sicilian terracotta artist Angela Tripi and her world-renown nativity scenes, and this year’s festive, Italian–accented Holiday Cuisine section featuring delectable recipes from five celebrity chefs. It also features a fascinating story on Gondola builders in Venice and a touching piece on living a lifetime in the Calabrian town of Monasterace. Don’t miss the profiles of designer Jane August who creates luxury artisan handbags handmade in Italy, and Italy’s top rock star Jovanotti who’s music is making inroads in America. In this issue’s columns, you’ll find a variety of good books in the Books section that make good gifts, a review in On Films of the Italian movies at the 50th New York Film Festival, an inspiring look at NFL great Tedy Bruschi in On Sports, and an insightful review of the book “Good Italy, Bad Italy” on the Opinion page.

Please note: The article “Against the Current” in the print version of this issue should have credited Maria Garcia for all photographs.”
Volume 24, No 1

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In Ambassador’s 2012 fall issue, professional genealogist Aliza Giammatteo’s story debunks a widely held Ellis Island myth about our immigrant ancestors’ names, and photographer Frank Van Riper’s story and photos take readers on a visual tour of Umbria. For a timely October history lesson, don’t miss Roberto Severino’s irony-filled “Discovering Christopher Columbus.” And for anyone thinking how great it would be to relocate to rural Italy, read Marco della Cava’s profile of Madison Avenue guru Paul Cappelli who traded the mad ad biz for olive harvests in Terlizzi. In this issue's columns, Books visits with bestselling author David Baldacci, Ciao Italia is all about figs, On Sports interviews Joe Garagiola Jr., On Film focuses on Pixar Studio illustrator Enrico Casarosa and his animated film that was nominated for an Academy Award, and Making A Difference profiles Philadelphia attorney Dino Privitera. All that and more in this issue of Ambassador!
Volume 23, No 3

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Ambassador’s 2012 spring issue features Cristina Del Sesto’s travel story that explores Italy and opinions of Italians about the “unity” celebrated during last year’s 150th Anniversary of Unification. Don’t miss Christian Feuerstein’s fascinating profile of Mario Capecchi, a street urchin in WWII-devastated Italy who became a Nobel laureate scientist. Ever wonder what it’s like to push the pedal to the metal in a Ferrari 458 Italia? Read Marco della Cava’s high-speed account. For a real tongue-twister, check out Roberto Severino’s story on regional dialects of Italy. Jenifer Mangione Vogt updates art lovers on the U.S. tour of the Uffizi Gallery’s “Offerings of the Angles” exhibit. And find out where Ambassador’s readers go for America’s Best Pizza! Plus, Easter recipes, a retrospective on NIAF’s relief effort in L’Aquila, and an interview with filmmaker/actor Gianni Di Gregorio, all that and more in this issue of Ambassador!
Volume 23, No 2

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The “Season’s Greetings” issue of Ambassador is filled with holiday spirit, starting with the lovely Rampini heirloom Christmas ornament on the cover. Look inside to learn about Rampini’s handmade craftwork in Gubbio, Italy, and that medieval town’s colossal mountainside Christmas tree. More good cheer comes with the “Cooking Italian for the Holidays” section presenting six celebrity chefs and their recommended holiday recipes. Also featured is a travel story revisiting the Risorgimento in Torino; a profile of U.S. Solicitor General Don Verrilli; a story about the history of Los Angeles’ Little Italy; an literary analysis of Pietro Di Donato’s Italian American masterpiece “Christ in Concrete”; and a piece that answers the question, “Was Italian food Italian before there was an Italy?” Our regular columnists cover the new Italian film “Corpo Celeste” and the NFL’s Italian American Harbaugh brothers. And don’t miss the chance to voice your opinion in Ambassador’s reader survey which asks “What’s America’s Best Pizza?” (See results in the next issue!)
Volume 23, No 1

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The Fall issue of Ambassador magazine annually focuses on NIAF’s anniversary celebration and this one is no exception with a complete preview of the 36th Anniversary Convention and Gala, October 28-29, in the nation’s capital. But there’s much more! Featured in this issue is Marco della Cava’s story on America’s Little Italys making a comeback, Mitch Picciano’s culinary tourism tale on cooking at Mamma Agata’s kitchen in Ravello, Italy, and Steven Austin Stovall’s history of the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire tragedy. Since 2011 is Italy’s 150th Anniversary all year long, Salvatore Napolitano takes a look at how the Risorgimento ignited a cultural revolution in Italy. Looking for your next book to read? Check out this issue’s Italian American Reading List. And for food and fun, see Mary Ann Esposito’s Ciao Italia column on garden fresh tomatoes and Wayne Randazzo’s On Sports column on Joe DiMaggio and the Italian American baseball legacy.
Volume 22, No 3

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With 2011 being the 150th Anniversary of Italy’s unity, NIAF’s Spring issue of Ambassador magazine is focusing on that celebration. To kick things off, we’ve featured a calendar of events connected to the anniversary that are taking place in the United States through the year, along with a forward by Italy’s Ambassador to the United States Giulio Terzi di Sant’Agata. Also featured in this issue is Roberto Severino’s “History of Italian Unity Made Easier,” which sorts out the complicated historic events and personalities of Italian unification, and Joseph Luzzi’s reflective look at Italy’s first currency, the lira. Other stories include Marco della Cava’s touching tale of pursuing his Italian heritage and dual citizenship, Patricia Beemer’s profile of California energy entrepreneur Guido Radaelli, and an appreciation of longtime NIAF leader and friend Joseph R. Cerrell. And keep your kitchen cooking and your mind active with Mary Ann Esposito’s great recipes and Leon Radomile’s Crossword Puzzle
Volume 22, No 2

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It’s the holiday season again, and the latest issue of NIAF’s Ambassador magazine lights up a little like Christmas morning with a wealth of gifts and good cheer for readers. Featured in this issue is a stories about chef Bert Cutino and his culinary program helping at-risk youth in Northern California, Rabbi Barbara Aiello taking Hanukkah festivities to Palermo, Italy, and what Fabrizio Capobianco’s Silicon Valley company is doing to simplify our wireless lives. Plus, we’ve got recipes! Ciao Italia chef Mary Ann Esposito tells how to throw a holiday antipasto party, Rossella Rago of “Cooking with Nonna” fame shares her family’s favorite Christmas recipes and Rosetta Costantino details the perfect Calabrian Christmas Eve feast.
Volume 22, No 1

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In this issue celebrating NIAF’s 35th anniversary, you’ll find a fascinating feature on the classic-automobile road race, the Mille Miglia, and the Northern Italian city of Brescia where it all starts each year. Stories about the Vince Lombardi play on Broadway, Italian Americans serving their country in Iraq, and the urban game of stickball are the ballast of this issue. Chef Mary Ann Esposito writes of Italy’s porcini season, with delectable mushroom recipes, and film writer Maria Garcia catches up with Italian filmmaker Marco Amenta and his new movie, “The Sicilian Girl.” And make sure to test your knowledge of Bocce with this issue’s Crossword Puzzle.
Volume 21, No 3

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The latest issue of Ambassador magazine celebrates Italian Americans, including several NIAF Board Members, who have built careers in sports. Highlights include a feature on “Return of the Gold,” a new book profiling the work of NIAF’s Chairman Jerry Colangelo as head of USA Basketball prior to and during the 2008 Olympics, and a profile on NIAF Board Member and TD Ameritrade Chairman Joe Moglia as he builds a career in coaching college football. The magazine also includes an interview with director Raymond De Felitta about his new film “City Island” starring Andy Garcia and Julianna Marguiles and the tale of one writer’s search for the perfect pastiera recipe.
Volume 21, No 2

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Just in time for the holiday season, the latest issue of NIAF’s Ambassador magazine is arriving in stockings…er…mailboxes across the country, featuring holiday recipes from renowned chef Lidia Bastianich, advice from genealogists on researching your Italian ancestry, a review of Marco Bellocchio’s new Italian-language movie “Vincere,” a profile on Italian American bass fisherman Mike Iaconelli, a special Italian American holiday gift guide and more.
Volume 21, No 1

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In the latest issue of Ambassador, NIAF features a special photo essay on the earthquake-stricken city of L’Aquila by Boston photographer Rebecca Heyl. Additional articles include a feature on NIAF grant recipient “Pane Amaro,” a documentary detailing the Italian American experience; “It Happened In Italy,” a chat with author Elizabeth Bettina about her new book detailing the experiences of Holocaust survivors in Italy; and “Ferramonti di Tarsia: Calabria’s Forgotten Internment Camp,” an article by Hofstra University history professor Stanislao Pugliese about the region’s World War II history.
Volume 20, No 3

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The new issue of Ambassador magazine takes a look at how the recent earthquake in Abruzzo affected two individuals -- one in the United States and one in Italy. Other articles include a travel feature on the Italian community in Buenos Aires; a look at buying Italian real estate in today’s market; reporting on the proposed Italian mineral water tariff that almost went into effect; plus the new, streamlined NIAF News, conveniently packaged within Ambassador magazine. Click here to read more!
Volume 20, No 2

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The latest edition of Ambassador magazine recently arrived at homes, universities and libraries across the country. In this issue, family, friends and NIAF leaders remember the life and accomplishments of NIAF’s late chairman, Dr. A. Kenneth Ciongoli. Other stories include an article by NIAF member Michael Votto about his family’s experience obtaining citizenship from the Republic of Italy; a look at a rare collection of Italian Renaissance prints at the Library of Congress and the research that is breathing new life into them; and, in “Italy On a Plate,” author Matt Villano explores the lengths to which restaurants in America are trying to replicate an authentic Italian dining experience.
Volume 20, No 1

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In this issue, Ambassador takes a look at what Frank Sinatra’s career meant and continues to mean to Italian Americans. Other stories include an interview with author Justin Catanoso about his new book, “My Cousin the Saint: A Search for Faith, Family and Miracles”; a feature about Army Staff Sergeant Brian Mancini, who was injured in Iraq last summer, and his wife, Ashley Mancini as they work to build a new life; and exciting information about NIAF’s upcoming National Convention and 33rd Anniversary Gala on October 17-28, 2008.

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