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Here’s a sampling of what you’ll find in recent issues of Ambassador:
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!
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!
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!
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.