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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

  • Beets are in season. We have recipes

    Beets are in season. We have recipes

    What’s in season: Stroll your farmers market stands, and you’ll find varieties of beets that go far beyond the red supermarket staple. Shades of the root vegetable, which are typically in season from fall through the late winter months, vary from deep garnet to brilliant gold, with white sugar...

  • Your weekend project: Homemade doughnuts, with 11 great recipes

    Your weekend project: Homemade doughnuts, with 11 great recipes

    Some mornings, there is nothing more perfect than a freshly-made doughnut. We’ve compiled 11 of our favorite recipes, from classics to regional favorites, perfect for a weekend project. noelle.carter@latimes.com @noellecarter

  • 31 satisfying soup recipes

    31 satisfying soup recipes

    Craving a bowl of soup? Even if it doesn’t always feel like fall, particularly here in Southern California, now is the perfect time of year to start stockpiling favorite recipes. We’ve compiled 31 of our favorites — from rich stews to fillng chilled soups — perfect for any sort of weather. noelle.carter@latimes.com...

  • Quick dinner ideas: Recipes ready in 30 minutes or less

    Quick dinner ideas: Recipes ready in 30 minutes or less

    Some nights, it’s all you can do to put something on the table, especially after a long day. We’ve compiled 19 great dinner ideas you can have ready in 30 minutes or less, because we’ve all been there. noelle.carter@latimes.com @noellecarter

  • Quinoa, farro, bulgur and more: 12 great recipes for grain salads

    Quinoa, farro, bulgur and more: 12 great recipes for grain salads

    From quinoa to bulgur, barley to farro to tabbouleh, we’ve compiled a dozen of our favorite grain salad recipes, perfect as a light meal or colorful side. noelle.carter@latimes.com @noellecarter

  • Lima beans are in season. We have recipes

    Lima beans are in season. We have recipes

    What’s in season: One of the oldest beans to come out of the New World, lima beans have a buttery, almost meaty texture with a plump, kidney-like shape. The beans, named after Lima, Peru, range from large, pale green Fordhook to vivid burgundy-and-white Christmas, and are generally in season through...

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