Buon Natale! It’s that Happy Holidays season and Ambassador’s Winter issue opens with a snowy cover story Wintering in the Dolomites that just might change your Aspen and Vale plans! Our features find their way to our NIAF 2019 Region of Honor, Molise, again, from Celebrity Chef Mary Ann Esposito providing her recipes from the Molise-cuisine dinner during the NIAF 44th Anniversary Gala, to a behind-the-scenes story of the making of the Molise-based film My Country, to a Molise-dedicated photographer’s poignant photo essay The Essential Molise. You also find the remarkable photos from the winners of the seventh annual NIAF Photo Contest. In addition, check out the features on the Italian American Podcast, Baltimore’s Little Italy Madonnari Arts Festival, and a special tasting of Italian wines for the holidays. In the departments, Bottega NIAF and Between the Pages have some great gift ideas; Mangia Qui visits the legendary Musso & Frank Grill in Hollywood; and NIAF Insider provides memorable moments from NIAF’s Anniversary Gala. In every issue of Ambassador magazine, you’ll find the best of Italian America, and Italy!