Author: Aurora Almendral

Bio: Aurora Almendral is a Philippine-born freelance writer based in New York City. As a Fulbright Scholar to Morocco and Spain, she researched and filmed a documentary on entrepreneurship and illegal immigration in Madrid. She previously worked as a research assistant at the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs, and has written for Filipinas Magazine and New America Media.


Food in 2 Worlds: The Adoration of the Maggi

Posted on: 16 Feb 2012

Maggi seasoning was invented in the 19th Century in Switzerland. Today immigrants from across the globe call it a “taste of home.”
In this podcast reporter Aurora Almendral explores the magical world of Maggi, complete with recipes.

The Face of the Immigrant Entrepreneur – No Longer Male

Posted on: 12 Dec 2011

A new report shows that immigrant women are much more likely to be entrepreneurs than U.S.-born women, a trend especially visible over the last decade.

Food Manufacturing Expo Helps the Hand That Feeds New York City

Posted on: 28 Oct 2011

Immigrant-owned food businesses play an important role in the NYC’s economy. The first City-sponsored food expo aimed to connect food entrepreneurs to the rest of the food business chain.