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Kaitlin Mogentale repurposes about 100 pounds of pulp per week from the Raw Juicery in downtown L.A. and Renew Juicery in Culver City.; Credit: Maral Tavitian

A Food Waste Warrior Is Making Snacks With Recycled Fruit and Vegetable Pulp

Kaitlin Mogentale’s Pop-Tarts-inspired invention has little in common with the buttery, jam-stuffed toaster pastries. Her recipe consists of gluten-free dough made with carrots and coconut oil, and a filling of cinnamon-spiced apples, dates and agave. On a recent Friday afternoon, Mogentale assembled the pastries and other snacks inside a nondescript commercial......
Emily Schuman with her custom Salt  Credit: Courtesy of Emily Schuman

L.A.'s Food Instagrammers Are Spicing Up Restaurant Marketing

Before Bonnie Tsang bites into her butternut squash toast at Blacktop Coffee in downtown L.A.’s Arts District, she takes out her iPhone. The toast — a thick slice of ciabatta piled high with squash puree, caramelized onions, arugula and balsamic reduction — looks like an intricate art project. She fusses......