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

  • 5 recipes for Key lime pie fans

    5 recipes for Key lime pie fans

    Graham cracker or flour-based crust? Whipped cream or meringue? As much as fans love Key lime pie, they can be just as passionate about how it’s made. No worries. We have recipes to please all palates — and maybe even create some new Key lime pie fans in the process (including a vegan version)....

  • Chop it up: 7 perfect chopped salad recipes

    Chop it up: 7 perfect chopped salad recipes

    Sometimes, dinner can be as easy as chopping a couple of ingredients, then serving. At least where salads are concerned. We’ve compiled seven of our favorite chopped salad recipes, including chopped Greek, chopped antipasto, chopped kale and classic chopped chicken. noelle.carter@latimes.com @noellecarter

  • 18 recipes for everything from blueberry to zucchini muffins

    18 recipes for everything from blueberry to zucchini muffins

    Blueberry, lemon, poppy seed, apple and more. What’s your favorite muffin? We’ve compiled 18 of our favorite recipes, from streusel-topped classics for breakfast, to double-chocolate zucchini mini muffins perfect for a simple dessert or snack on the go. noelle.carter@latimes.com @noellecarter

  • A summer classic: 15 of our favorite potato salad recipes

    A summer classic: 15 of our favorite potato salad recipes

    Potato salad is one of those quintessential summer dishes, whether you’re planning your next picnic spread or summer cookout. We’ve gathered 15 of our favorite recipes, from the creamy classic to variations including roasted potato salad, potato salad with salmon, steak or octopus and more. noelle.carter@latimes.com...

  • Culinary SOS: How to make the avocado sauce from Cielito Lindo on Olvera Street

    Culinary SOS: How to make the avocado sauce from Cielito Lindo on Olvera Street

    It’s hard to walk through Los Angeles’ Olvera Street without making a stop at Cielito Lindo. The restaurant, one of the oldest in the city, has been serving its famous crunchy taquitos since 1934, doused in a thin but spicy avocado sauce. Reader Jim Toomey from Reseda has been enjoying the taquitos...

  • Figs are in season. We have recipes

    Figs are in season. We have recipes

    What’s in season: Fig season is short, appearing for just a few weeks during the hot summer months. While there are many varieties of figs, the fruit — actually, a fig is an inverted flower — can be divided into two classes: green and black. Here in California, black figs, including smaller Mission...

  • 21 great recipes for grilled fish

    21 great recipes for grilled fish

    Whether you’re planning a simple weeknight meal or an elaborate affair for company, grilled fish is a great idea. It’s usually simple to prepare, cooks quickly, and makes for a dramatic presentation. Here are 21 of our favorite grilled fish recipes, from swordfish skewers to whole branzino, salmon...

  • 16 crisp slaw recipes that are perfect for summer

    16 crisp slaw recipes that are perfect for summer

    When it comes to bright, simple, summer dishes, you can’t do much better than slaw. Use a variety of vegetables or fruit for inspiration, from zucchini to fennel, bell peppers to melon. Simply cut your ingredients into shreds, dress them lightly with something tangy, then finish with little touches...

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