The NATIONAL ITALIAN AMERICAN FOUNDATION

Vol. 22, No 1

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.