Tyler Malek is head ice cream maker for Salt & Straw, which means he\'s the dreamer in chief of those surprising flavors.
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Tyler Malek is head ice cream maker for Salt & Straw, which means he\'s the dreamer in chief of those surprising flavors.
Tyler Malek is head ice cream maker for Salt & Straw, which means he\'s the dreamer in chief of those surprising flavors.  (Marcus Yam / Los Angeles Times )
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Caitlin Schirle spreads almond brittle for use in Salt & Straw ice cream.

For the Record, May 31, 12:30 p.m.: This caption misidentifies Clarissa Buch as Caitlin Schirle.

 (Marcus Yam / Los Angeles Times)
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Grace Cho, left, and Rebecca Townsend, right, pack strawberry ice cream at Salt & Straw’s L.A. factory. Salt & Straw originated in Portland, Ore.

 (Marcus Yam / Los Angeles Times)
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Marisol Ferra pours ingredients into an ice cream machine at Salt & Straw’s L.A. factory.

 (Marcus Yam / Los Angeles Times)
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Head ice cream maker Tyler Malek, center, and his co-workers gather at the lunch table at Salt & Straw’s L.A. ice cream factory.

 (Marcus Yam / Los Angeles Times)
Workers at Salt & Straw’s ice cream factory ready dill for use.
Workers at Salt & Straw’s ice cream factory ready dill for use.  (Marcus Yam / Los Angeles Times )
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Kwan Liu, from left, Grace Cho and Rebecca Townsend prepare dill at Salt & Straw’s ice cream factory.

 (Marcus Yam / Los Angeles Times)
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Kent Rugama pours milk into a chocolate mix at Salt & Straw’s ice cream factory.

 (Marcus Yam / Los Angeles Times)
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