Noelle Carter

Writer

As the L.A. Times Test Kitchen director, Noelle Carter oversees the testing of all recipes that appear in The Times. In addition, she writes features and contributes to Food’s Daily Dish blog. Noelle is also a regular contributor to "The Splendid Table" radio program. A native Southern Californian, she holds a degree in film from the University of Southern California and, when she’s not cooking, loves watching old movies.

Recent Articles

  • Leeks are in season. We have recipes

    Leeks are in season. We have recipes

    What’s in season: At first glance, leeks probably look a bit like green onions on steroids, with bunches of two or three bundled together with a rubber band or a twine bow. A member of the allium family, leeks are closely related to onions, garlic, shallots and, yes, green onions. Leeks are prized...

  • Grill your greens: Fun grilled vegetable, salad and fruit recipes

    Grill your greens: Fun grilled vegetable, salad and fruit recipes

    Tired of the same old thing when it comes to salad or the vegetables decorating your plate? Get outdoors with some creative grilling recipes. We’ve compiled 27 fun recipes for grilled vegetables, salads and fruit, covering everything from appetizers to dessert ideas. noelle.carter@latimes.com @noellecarte...

  • Stir-fried, sauteed, grilled and more: 44 great shrimp recipes

    Stir-fried, sauteed, grilled and more: 44 great shrimp recipes

    Sometimes it doesn’t get any easier than shrimp, whether you’re planning a quick dinner tonight or a more elaborate menu for company. We’ve compiled 44 great shrimp recipes from our recipe database, everything from simple one-dish ideas to creative recipes that will wow your guests. noelle.carter@latimes.com...

  • Not just for dessert: 21 great savory pie recipes

    Not just for dessert: 21 great savory pie recipes

    When it comes to a great slice pie, we should look beyond the dessert table. From classic chicken pot pie to rustic vegetable galettes to portable hand pies, we’ve compiled our favorite savory pie recipes, perfect for breakfast (check out the bacon pie), lunch or dinner. noelle.carter@latimes.com...

  • Blueberry, chocolate and more: 20 of our favorite muffin recipes

    Blueberry, chocolate and more: 20 of our favorite muffin recipes

    What’s not to love when it comes to a great muffin? An invididual cake perfect for one, they’re great for breakfast, dessert or a quick snack, and their small size makes them a perfect treat when you’re on the go. We’ve compiled 20 of our favorite muffin recipes, because you can never have too...

  • Artichokes are in season. We have recipes

    Artichokes are in season. We have recipes

    What’s in season: If you’ve never tackled an artichoke before, it can come across as more than a little intimidating. Artichokes are edible thistles with tough, thorny exteriors that require time and patience to prepare. But the results are worth it — there’s a reason why they’ve been prized since...

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