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

  • Granola, shortbread, brownies and more: 27 great bar recipes

    Granola, shortbread, brownies and more: 27 great bar recipes

    Granola bars. Maple pecan bars. Shortbread. Lemon bars. They’re the stuff of picnics, potlucks, snacks and back-to-school lunches. Dessert doesn’t get much easier. Whip up a pan, and then cut them to size. That’s all. Here are 27 great recipes. noelle.carter@latimes.com @noellecarter

  • 10 of our favorite tamale recipes

    10 of our favorite tamale recipes

    Backyard barbecue shrimp with pineapple pico de gallo. Salvadoran chicken. Beef with mole. Red pork chile. There are times when nothing satisfies quite like a tamale. Here are 10 great tamale recipes, from classics to fun ideas perfect for summer. noelle.carter@latimes.com @noellecarter

  • Keep your cool with 12 refreshing recipes for granita

    Keep your cool with 12 refreshing recipes for granita

    Grape, cucumber, lemon, strawberry, espresso and more. We’ve compiled 12 of our favorite granita recipes that you can make right now — no special equipment required. Simply flavor your base, freeze, and scrape the ice crystals as they form. It’s a perfect summer dessert. noelle.carter@latimes.com...

  • Grapes are in season. We have recipes

    Grapes are in season. We have recipes

    What’s in season: Southern California grape season is here, typically starting during the hot months of summer and extending into early fall, with stands featuring a wide variety of the fruit, from early-maturing Black Emerald to crisp Summer Royal, plump seedless Flame and seedless Thompson grapes....

  • Great recipes for banana bread

    Great recipes for banana bread

    Banana bread fan? A classic loaf is a perfect way to use ripened bananas, the fruit lending moist texture and rich flavor to your baked goods. We share a few of our favorite banana bread recipes, as well as a recipe for banana cake and rich banana bread pudding. noelle.carter@latimes.com @noellecarter

  • 17 of our favorite chicken salad recipes

    17 of our favorite chicken salad recipes

    Chinese, curried, chopped, Thai and more — there are so many ways to compose and flavor a great chicken salad. We’ve compiled 17 of our favorite chicken salad recipes from our Recipe Database, perfect whether you’re planning for a picnic, potluck or simply a quick and easy meal. noelle.carter@latimes.com...

  • Avocado sauce, grilled steak and more: Our top recipes for July, 2017

    Avocado sauce, grilled steak and more: Our top recipes for July, 2017

    Cielito Lindo’s avocado sauce, perfect grilled steak and Santa Maria-style pinquito beans were some of your favorite recipes this past July. Our Top 10 recipes for the month showed a lot of love for the grill and outdoor cooking, using the mayonnaise trick to keep food from sticking, and grilling...

  • 6 great tomato soup recipes

    6 great tomato soup recipes

    If you happen to have a bunch of extra tomatoes lying around (seriously, who doesn’t want that problem?), we’ve rounded up a few of our favorite tomato soup recipes, including a couple of chilled soups — perfect for this hot summer weather. noelle.carter@latimes.com @noellecarter

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