Los Angeles Times

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, pens the "Culinary SOS" column, and contributes daily kitchen tips, recipes and videos to Food’s Daily Dish blog. A native Southern Californian, she also holds a degree in film from the University of Southern California and, when she’s not cooking, loves watching old movies.

Recent Articles

  • Beer can chicken on the grill takes a twist

    Beer can chicken on the grill takes a twist

    Beer can chicken. Drunken chicken. Beer butt chicken. Dancing chicken. Chicken on a throne.

  • 67 great recipes for Fourth of July

    67 great recipes for Fourth of July

    Forget the fireworks — have you planned your Fourth of July menu yet? If you're still getting caught up on "True Detective," here are 67 great recipe ideas. From fried chicken to potato salad to brownies, grilled tri-tip, easy beer ice cream and more, we're here to help. Now all you've got to do...

  • A buttery cake for Ramadan reminds a chef of his childhood

    A buttery cake for Ramadan reminds a chef of his childhood

    "That smell, it reminds me of when I was a baby," Farid Zadi says softly as he gently brushes melted butter over the thin cake. He's making a traditional sweet called baghrir — it's a sort of cross between pancakes and crepes — that he stacks on a plate. Baghrir is an ancient Berber dish native...

  • Pack it up: 58 great summer picnic recipes

    Pack it up: 58 great summer picnic recipes

    The weather's great and summer is beckoning — so get outdoors already. We've picked out 58 of our favorite picnic recipes, ready to pack, whether you're planning an afternoon at the beach, a day trip, an evening at the Hollywood Bowl or maybe just hanging out in somebody's backyard with a keg....

  • Cheers: 43 refreshing summer cocktail recipes

    Cheers: 43 refreshing summer cocktail recipes

    Because it's summer and if it's not the weekend yet, it will be soon, we've compiled 43 of our favorite summer cocktails for your drinking pleasure.

  • Time for dessert? Fire up the grill

    Time for dessert? Fire up the grill

    The last place you want to be on a perfect summer day is in a hot kitchen, especially if you're entertaining. Which is why the grill gets so much love this time of year.

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