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

  • Culinary SOS: Laura's winter citrus salad from Lucques restaurant

    Culinary SOS: Laura's winter citrus salad from Lucques restaurant

    With the weather warming and spring in full bloom, citrus season is coming to a close. Still, you might find some of the best fruit in the market stands now. “As the season evolves and begins to end, the citrus is just sweeter and juicier,” says Mercedes Rojas, chef de cuisine at Lucques restaurant...

  • 34 holiday main course recipes to wow them at Easter

    34 holiday main course recipes to wow them at Easter

    Still wondering what to feed the hungry group after the Easter egg hunt? We’ve compiled 34 of our favorite holiday main course recipes, from rustic roasts to leg of lamb, classic ham, salmon and more. noelle.carter@latimes.com @noellecarter

  • 10 ceviche recipes to keep you cool in the kitchen

    10 ceviche recipes to keep you cool in the kitchen

    Diced cold fish, a simple citrus marinade — sometimes all you need is a colorful serving of ceviche. We’ve compiled 10 of our favorite ceviche recipes, including scallop, shrimp and albacore variations, perfect whether you’re planning for company, or a simple dinner tonight. noelle.carter@latimes.com...

  • Easter eggs 101: How to boil an egg

    Easter eggs 101: How to boil an egg

    Easter is just around the corner. Do you remember how to hard-boil an egg? There are countless recipes for making hard-boiled — or hard-cooked eggs — and just as many opinions about which method is the right one. Ours involves bringing the eggs to a boil, then removing them from the heat to sit...

  • 7 great waffle recipes for breakfast, dinner or anytime

    7 great waffle recipes for breakfast, dinner or anytime

    Baked in a hot iron to crisp perfection, waffles are one of those simple pleasures in life. And although their deep pockets are perfect for holding warm syrup, waffles are equally adept at containing glazed fruit, ice cream — even fried chicken and gravy. Which is why they're not just for breakfast....

  • Asparagus is in season. We have recipes

    Asparagus is in season. We have recipes

    What’s in season: Another sure sign of spring: Beautiful bunches of asparagus, a member of the lily family, are showing up at market stands. The popular vegetable can generally be found through the spring months into early summer. Look for tender, thin stalks or more robust jumbo bunches, with...

  • 41 recipes for Passover from the L.A. Times Test Kitchen

    41 recipes for Passover from the L.A. Times Test Kitchen

    From traditional brisket to pomegranate-glazed lamb, flourless chocolate cake to chocolate pecan brownie fudge cake, we’ve compiled 41 recipes for your holiday festivities, both sweet and savory. Add new recipes and traditions to your Passover celebrations with these ideas from the L.A. Times Test...

  • Comfort food alert: 16 great grilled cheese sandwich recipes

    Comfort food alert: 16 great grilled cheese sandwich recipes

    It’s time to get your grilled cheese on. April is National Grilled Cheese Month and we’ve compiled 16 of our favorite grilled cheese sandwich recipes to show this classic comfort food a little love. noelle.carter@latimes.com @noellecarter

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