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

  • 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...

  • Cool, simple and refreshing: 16 recipes for gazpacho

    Cool, simple and refreshing: 16 recipes for gazpacho

    Cool, simple and refreshing, sometimes nothing beats a bowl of homey gazpacho. We’ve combed through our Recipe Database to come up with 16 of our favorite recipes, from rich tomato to sweet melon, spicy cucumber, grape, beet, creamy avocado and more. noelle.carter@latimes.com @noellecarter

  • 9 vegan dessert recipes perfect for Meatless Monday

    9 vegan dessert recipes perfect for Meatless Monday

    Go ahead and give in to your sweet tooth tonight. Whether you’re craving Key lime pie, cookies, cheesecake or even “ice cream,” we’ve compiled 9 of our favorite dessert recipes — one taste, and you might never know they’re vegan. Each recipe is a perfect way to finish off Meatless Monday. Because...

  • Tomatoes are in season. We have recipes.

    Tomatoes are in season. We have recipes.

    What’s in season: Varieties of heirloom and other tomatoes are showing up at a number of markets. Though the quality of supermarket tomatoes continues to improve, it’s still hard to beat the flavor offered by local farmers at various stands, with colorful fruit in all shapes and sizes, and names...

  • 5 recipes for Key lime pie fans

    5 recipes for Key lime pie fans

    Graham cracker or flour-based crust? Whipped cream or meringue? As much as fans love Key lime pie, they can be just as passionate about how it’s made. No worries. We have recipes to please all palates — and maybe even create some new Key lime pie fans in the process (including a vegan version)....

  • Chop it up: 7 perfect chopped salad recipes

    Chop it up: 7 perfect chopped salad recipes

    Sometimes, dinner can be as easy as chopping a couple of ingredients, then serving. At least where salads are concerned. We’ve compiled seven of our favorite chopped salad recipes, including chopped Greek, chopped antipasto, chopped kale and classic chopped chicken. noelle.carter@latimes.com @noellecarter

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