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Elina Shatkin is a Digital Producer for KPCC. She leads food coverage for LAist.
Prior to joining the station, Elina was the arts and culture editor at Los Angeles magazine, a restaurant critic for L.A. Weekly and a staff writer for the Los Angeles Times.
Her work has appeared in such publications as California Sunday, The Believer, Bitch, HiLobrow and on the radio at KPCC and KCRW.
She is a fan of dogs, bicycles, dark chocolate and bad Russian accents.
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"Instead of tacos they had foldies. We don't know what a foldy is. We don't eat foldies around here. We eat tacos."
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