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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

  • Blood oranges are in season. We have recipes

    Blood oranges are in season. We have recipes

    What’s in season: Known for their crimson interiors and sweet-tart flavor, blood oranges are another cold weather-loving member of the citrus family, generally available during the late winter months. Varieties include the deep red Moro, known for its intense flavor and aroma, and sweet Tarocco....

  • Reward yourself: 16 dessert and other sweet recipes for gluten-free Wednesday

    Reward yourself: 16 dessert and other sweet recipes for gluten-free Wednesday

    Happy gluten-free Wednesday. Satisfy your sweet tooth — and get over the midweek hump — with cookies, cakes, truffles and more desserts and sweet treats with 16 of our favorite recipes. (Note: If you are sensitive to gluten, check all ingredients to make sure they are gluten free before using,...

  • Cheesy in all the right ways: 20 of our favorite mac 'n' cheese recipes

    Cheesy in all the right ways: 20 of our favorite mac 'n' cheese recipes

    Could it possibly get any better than mac 'n' cheese for dinner, lunch or any time? Probably not. Which is why it just might be the ultimate comfort food: You have a gooey dish of pasta, creamy cheese and a crunchy topping that usually includes more cheese. We've combed through our recipe database...

  • Try this spicy Moroccan carrot salad recipe for Meatless Monday

    Try this spicy Moroccan carrot salad recipe for Meatless Monday

    This salad may look rather simple, but Yotam Ottolenghi's spicy Moroccan carrot salad is packed with bright and robust flavors. Tender but crunchy carrots are combined with caramelized onion, garlic, chile, cloves, coriander, cinnamon, paprika, cumin, preserved lemon and fresh cilantro leaves....

  • Farmers market report: Meyer lemons are in season. We have recipes

    Farmers market report: Meyer lemons are in season. We have recipes

    What’s in season: Beyond the soft, smooth skin and bright, floral aroma, Meyer lemons are perhaps best known for their sweet flavor, a sharp difference from the jolt of acidity common in other lemon varieties. Generally in season from the late winter months through early spring, the plump, dark...

  • Jackie Kennedy's waffles and more recipes for Inauguration Day

    Jackie Kennedy's waffles and more recipes for Inauguration Day

    Happy Inauguration Day. Regardless of our political differences, we can always count on food to bring us together. Which is why we came up with six of our favorite recipes from former presidents and first families. Recipes to celebrate today’s Inauguration  » If you’re looking for a hearty main...

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