Aurora Almendral

Aurora Almendral

Aurora writes about food, economics, immigration, education and design. She has traveled in six continents and lived in four, but is happy to call New York home.

STORIES BY Aurora Almendral

ReadA Handwriting Dicussion

A Handwriting Dicussion

by Aurora Almendral

Just a little ink on one piece of paper and a transaction for the ages

ReadLearning About Cured Meat

Learning About Cured Meat

by Aurora Almendral

Like any good American kid, I grew up eating floppy baloney on white bread

ReadA Walkthrough of Leather Tanning

A Walkthrough of Leather Tanning

by Aurora Almendral

Leather can be strong or supple; it can drape languidly or provide structure

ReadFlour: The Multipurpose Ingredient

Flour: The Multipurpose Ingredient

by Aurora Almendral

For a single ingredient, wheat flour has an amazing number of iterations

ReadPocket Knife Fun

Pocket Knife Fun

by Aurora Almendral

Carry it around every day. People invested in what little pocket space

ReadA History of Pewter

A History of Pewter

by Aurora Almendral

When I was a kid, our flatware was made of silver, that prince of metals that my parents

ReadThe Art of Natural Dyes

The Art of Natural Dyes

by Aurora Almendral

There was a time when color was worth crossing the Sahara for



by Aurora Almendral

Punches are originally from India (panch in Hindi), and were taken around the world

ReadDieter Rams

Dieter Rams

by Aurora Almendral

Industrial designer Dieter Rams, born in Germany in 1932 (and still alive)