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

ReadPocket Knife Fun

Pocket Knife Fun

by Aurora Almendral

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

ReadFlour

Flour

by Aurora Almendral

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

ReadPunch

Punch

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)

ReadBiomimicry

Biomimicry

by Aurora Almendral

Animals and plants build structures of incredible complexity

ReadHandwriting

Handwriting

by Aurora Almendral

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

ReadCricket Trailer

Cricket Trailer

by Aurora Almendral

I’d been chattering for a week about spending the summer in a trailer

ReadNatural Dyes

Natural Dyes

by Aurora Almendral

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

ReadThe Science of Taste

The Science of Taste

by Aurora Almendral

It isn’t just the scientists who are trying to recreate nature by getting

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