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, pens the "Culinary SOS" column, and contributes daily kitchen tips, recipes and videos to Food’s Daily Dish blog. A native Southern Californian, she also holds a degree in film from the University of Southern California and, when she’s not cooking, loves watching old movies.

Recent Articles

  • Easy dinner recipes: Best tuna sandwich ever?
    Easy dinner recipes: Best tuna sandwich ever?

    So what makes a great tuna salad? Is it nice, big chunks of tender fish? Or finely shredded tuna for those who prefer a smoother texture? Maybe you like your salad with a little more mayonnaise than normal; or maybe you'd prefer to keep it light. Then there's the option of a celery crunch, or flavor...

  • Kitchen gadget: The mandoline ... and a recipe
    Kitchen gadget: The mandoline ... and a recipe

    Really nothing more than a flat tool fitted with an angled adjustable blade, the mandoline is one of the few gadgets and gizmos that is actually worth making space for in the kitchen. Mandolines save time. The compact slicer makes fast work of often time-consuming cuts, slicing through firm vegetables...

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