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

  • When the season gives you cauliflower, roast, broil, grill and stir-fry it

    When the season gives you cauliflower, roast, broil, grill and stir-fry it

    What’s in season: With colors ranging from pale orange to bright violet, even green, there’s a whole world of cauliflower to be found beyond the common white staple. Look for Romanesco cauliflower (also called Romanesco broccoli), a pale green variety originally from northern Italy and known for...

  • 14 recipes for the pot pie fan

    14 recipes for the pot pie fan

    Some chilly nights, nothing beats digging into a great pot pie. With a stew-like filling studded with vegetables and chicken or other meat, then topped with a flaky buttery crust, pot pies are pure comfort food. We’ve compiled 14 of our favorite recipes, from classic chicken to roast duck, market...

  • Flatbread, casseroles, popsicles and more: 12 great recipes for dates

    Flatbread, casseroles, popsicles and more: 12 great recipes for dates

    Fan of dates? We’ve got you covered. We’ve compiled a dozen of our favorite date recipes, from cake and dumplings to casserole, flatbread — even popsicles. It may be December, but here in Southern California it’s almost always popsicle weather. noelle.carter@latimes.com @noellecarter

  • Apple crisp, stuffing, cookies and more: Our top recipes from November

    Apple crisp, stuffing, cookies and more: Our top recipes from November

    Apple crisp. Easy Thanksgiving turkey. Brussels sprout salad with mustard vinaigrette. Maple-bourbon turkey. Your favorite recipes this past month included plenty of Thanksgiving favorites — turkey, stuffing, sweet potatoes, more turkey — as well as a few sweet treats (the ultimate wedding cookie)...

  • 16 recipes to celebrate National Cookie Day

    16 recipes to celebrate National Cookie Day

    And how are you celebrating National Cookie Day? We’ve compiled 16 of our top cookie recipes to get you in the mood, from classics — chocolate chip, oatmeal and peanut butter — to fun recipes — mocha, cinnamon roll, white chocolate turtle — that are sure to become new favorites. noelle.carter@latimes.com...

  • Culinary SOS: Almond sour cherry cookies from Bartavelle Coffee & Wine Bar in Berkeley

    Culinary SOS: Almond sour cherry cookies from Bartavelle Coffee & Wine Bar in Berkeley

    Reader Lynn Kan can’t stop thinking about the almond sour cherry cookies from Bartavelle Coffee & Wine Bar in Berkeley. They’re crispy but chewy, and sweet with a bit of tang from the tart cherry inside. She writes, “It’s to die for — and it’s gluten-free. Any chance they might share the recipe?...

  • Salads, soups and more great recipes for broccoli, now in season

    Salads, soups and more great recipes for broccoli, now in season

    What’s in season: A member of the cabbage family, broccoli gets its name from the Italian word for “cabbage sprout” and is related to other cruciferous vegetables, including cauliflower and Brussels sprouts. While broccoli is commonly known for its thick, tree-like stems ending in tightly closed,...

  • Comfort food alert: 11 of our favorite meatloaf recipes

    Comfort food alert: 11 of our favorite meatloaf recipes

    Craving a slice of old-school comfort food goodness? Have we got some recipes for you. We’ve compiled 11 of our favorite meatloaf recipes, from classic diner-style meatloaf, to turkey, to recipes wrapped in bacon, just to gild the lily. noelle.carter@latimes.com @noellecarter

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