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Noelle Carter

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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

  • 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

  • 10 great recipes for rice pudding

    10 great recipes for rice pudding

    Rice pudding fan? Even if you’ve never tried the dessert, you’re bound to fall in love with these options. We’ve compiled 10 of our favorite rice pudding recipes, from chilled banana and pistachio pudding (perfect for dessert or breakfast), to a Spanish rice pudding with a chocolate surprise. Enjoy....

  • Pasta recipes ready in 25 minutes or less

    Pasta recipes ready in 25 minutes or less

    Some nights, you want to keep things simple. Very simple. We’ve compiled nine of our favorite quick and easy pasta recipes, each of which is ready in 25 minutes or less. noelle.carter@latimes.com @noellecarter

  • Bell peppers are in season. We have recipes

    Bell peppers are in season. We have recipes

    What’s in season: When it comes to sheer variety of colors, bell peppers are the amazing Technicolor fruit of the produce world. The unripe fruit starts out green, but as it matures it can range through shades of red, orange, yellow, purple and even chocolate. Regardless of color, bell peppers...

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