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Aurora AlmendralAurora 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.

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Pocket Knife Fun

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

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Flour

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

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Punch

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

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Dieter Rams

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

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Biomimicry

Animals and plants build structures of incredible complexity ...

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Handwriting

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

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Cricket Trailer

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

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Summer Books

Erik Heywood keeps the blog Books and Bookshelves, where we found ...

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Natural Dyes

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

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The Science of Taste

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

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Pewter

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

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Good Meat

Ever wonder where to get a whole fresh lamb? If you had one how would you cut it up? ...

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Cranberry Jam

The dead of winter isn’t known for its bounty, but being cooped up indoors ...

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Leftovers

If you’ve navigated the minefield of a family feast, the least you can do is make ...

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Meyer Lemon Marmalade

In 1908, Frank Nicholas Meyer, a professional food explorer, brought a decorative ...

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Exotic Leather

Python Escalades, electric blue crocodile pimp loafers, and ostrich jackets ...

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Home Canning

In the days before year-round beets and the never-ending zucchini season ...

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Cured Meat

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

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