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

  • 18 of our favorite pancake recipes

    18 of our favorite pancake recipes

    Cornmeal, apple, oatmeal, pumpkin and more: We’ve compiled 18 of our favorite pancake recipes as a perfect way to start — or end — your day! noelle.carter@latimes.com @noellecarter

  • 12 refreshing recipes for cucumbers

    12 refreshing recipes for cucumbers

    Cool cucumber salad. Cucumber-chile paletas. Cucumber and yogurt soup. We’ve compiled 12 great recipes using cucumbers, from salads to noodles, cooked and raw — even popsicles. Enjoy. noelle.carter@latimes.com @noellecarter

  • Corn is in season. We have recipes

    Corn is in season. We have recipes

    What’s in season: A summer favorite, mounds of corn are piling up at market stands. Corn’s season typically runs from the hot summer months through early fall. Fans of white and yellow varieties are welcome to debate which is sweeter and more flavorful, though there really isn’t much of a difference...

  • How to make the best brownies ever, plus a recipe

    How to make the best brownies ever, plus a recipe

    Over the last few weeks, I tested close to a dozen brownie recipes from a variety of sources both old and new. Here's the chemistry behind a great brownie recipe.

  • Save room for dessert: 15 of our favorite cheesecake recipes

    Save room for dessert: 15 of our favorite cheesecake recipes

    Can you ever have too many great cheesecake recipes? We think not, which is why we have quite a number in our Recipe Database. Still, some stand out more than others. We’ve compiled 15 of our favorite recipes, from lemon cheesecake to chocolate cheesecake, savory options and more. noelle.carter@latimes.com...

  • 17 chicken dishes ready in an hour or less

    17 chicken dishes ready in an hour or less

    Pressed for time? Keep it simple with chicken. We’ve compiled 17 easy chicken recipes versatile enough to handle on a busy weeknight, or if you’re planning for company. noelle.carter@latimes.com @noellecarter

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