Los Angeles Times

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

  • In the kitchen: Easter, green garlic and other signs of spring

    In the kitchen: Easter, green garlic and other signs of spring

    How did Easter get here so fast? Some of us are still trying to remember to write 2016 on our checks, and already we're inundated with chocolate bunnies and neon jelly beans. Perhaps you've planned the day out, perhaps not. Regardless, we can help, whether it involves recipe ideas or brunch suggestions....

  • How to make that crispy flattened chicken from the legendary Campanile

    How to make that crispy flattened chicken from the legendary Campanile

    Perhaps you remember the legendary Los Angeles restaurant Campanile. Originally opened in 1989 by Mark Peel and then-wife Nancy Silverton (who started a little company called La Brea Bakery in the same space), the restaurant was influential in shaping L.A.'s culinary landscape, along with so many...

  • Farmers market report: Green garlic is in season. We have 9 great recipes

    Farmers market report: Green garlic is in season. We have 9 great recipes

    What’s in season: Nothing more than an immature version of garlic bulbs, green garlic started out as the trimmings in newly planted garlic fields as plantings were thinned to give others space to mature. Green garlic can range in size from slender plants similar to scallions or Chinese chives,...

  • Celebrate St. Patrick's Day with 24 beer-infused recipes

    Celebrate St. Patrick's Day with 24 beer-infused recipes

    Happy St. Patrick's Day: Because even if you don't consider this a real holiday, it's still a great excuse to break out your green clothes and drink a pint or two. We've compiled 24 of our favorite beer-infused recipes to help get the party started. This way, you can have your beer, and eat it...

  • How to make the curried chickpea salad from Joan's on Third

    How to make the curried chickpea salad from Joan's on Third

    If you've been to Joan's on Third, the cafe and bakery by Joan McNamara — the original is unsurprisingly, on Third Street; a second cafe is in Studio City — chances are you've tried the curried chickpeas. Refereed to as simply Joan's by its regulars, the cafe is known for its many prepared salads...

  • Every item on the new Taco Bell $1 breakfast menu, reviewed in emojis

    Every item on the new Taco Bell $1 breakfast menu, reviewed in emojis

    You can now order a total of 10 items on the Taco Bell $1 breakfast value menu. The Irvine-based fast-food chain recently launched four new items, including breakfast soft tacos, a mini skillet bowl and a sausage flatbread quesadilla. So, we decided to try all 10, and review them using emojis....

  • 5 must-try taco recipes for #TacoTuesday

    5 must-try taco recipes for #TacoTuesday

    It's easy to find a great taco in Los Angeles. Just ask our restaurant critic Jonathan Gold. But with the right recipe, you can make some of the city's best tacos in your own kitchen. Below, find links to recipes for fish tacos, duck tacos, Wes Avila's sweet potato tacos from Guerrilla Tacos and...

  • Make this Spanish shrimp dish for dinner tonight

    Make this Spanish shrimp dish for dinner tonight

    For something a little different for dinner tonight, try shrimp poached in a rich sauce flavored with garlic and spice, fresh lemon, coconut milk and a few dashes of hot sauce. It's a memorable dish from España Restaurant on Amelia Island in Florida.  Don't forget to serve the shrimp with plenty...

66°