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

  • Green beans are in season. We have recipes

    Green beans are in season. We have recipes

    What’s in season: Summer beans, ranging in color from green to yellow to vibrant shades of purple and red, are available by the mound at markets, and should be in season through the end of the hot summer months. Beans can generally be divided into two groups: round beans are more delicate and cook...

  • More ways to use summer tomatoes: Our favorite Bloody Mary recipes

    More ways to use summer tomatoes: Our favorite Bloody Mary recipes

    If you grow tomatoes, you’re probably looking for ways to use them. Even if you don’t have your own little farm in the backyard or a plot at the community garden, you could probably use a few new recipes when you happen upon the great tomatoes at the markets this time of year. We all could use...

  • 8 of our favorite corn bread recipes

    8 of our favorite corn bread recipes

    Maybe you like your corn bread simple, baked in a skillet with a perfectly crisp crust. Or maybe you like yours studded with peppers, or cheese, with colorful bits of spice or richness in every bite. Perhaps you love yours drizzled with maple syrup, served up as a dessert, breakfast or both. We...

  • 8 great recipes for crab cakes

    8 great recipes for crab cakes

    Don’t you sometimes wish you could make a meal out of a great crab cake appetizer, rather than ordering off the main menu? We’ve compiled eight of our favorite recipes for the dish, many easy enough to fix in an hour or so. Perfect for an appetizer, dinner, lunch, snack or any time you get the...

  • Keep it cool: 8 great recipes for gelato

    Keep it cool: 8 great recipes for gelato

    When you want to keep the summer heat at bay, perhaps there’s no better way than with a scoop of fresh gelato. Colorful, light and icy cold, this is one dessert that’s as much fun to eat as it is effective at keeping you cool. We’ve compiled eight great recipes, including rich chocolate, bright...

  • Eggplant is in season. We have recipes

    Eggplant is in season. We have recipes

    What’s in season: It’s easy to think of eggplant as a vegetable because we find it in so many savory dishes, but eggplant, also called aubergine, is actually a tropical fruit. Available from early summer through fall, varieties range from the familiar dark globe and slender Japanese varieties to...

  • 8 reasons — and recipes — why brown butter makes everything taste better

    8 reasons — and recipes — why brown butter makes everything taste better

    Be it sweet or savory, sometimes all a dish needs for added richness and depth is a little browned butter. We’ve compiled eight great recipes, from cookies to tortes, salmon to asparagus, that are improved with this simple ingredient. noelle.carter@latimes.com @noellecarter

  • 11 gluten-free pasta recipes perfect for Gluten-Free Wednesday

    11 gluten-free pasta recipes perfect for Gluten-Free Wednesday

    Just because it’s Gluten-Free Wednesday doesn’t mean you have to skip the pasta. We’ve compiled 11 delicious and creative recipes — cashew cream fettuccine, stir-fried zucchini noodles, smoked chicken with soba noodles, and more — perfect for today, or any day of the week . noelle.carter@latimes.com...

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