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

  • Smoking, hot or cold, can add flavor to nearly any food

    Smoking, hot or cold, can add flavor to nearly any food

    There's a primal wonder to smoked food — that such depth of flavor can come from so simple a technique. And then there's the fun of the process itself, whether you're working with a formal smoker setup or one you've "MacGyver-ed" out of odds and ends. Because, with a little creativity, you can...

  • As Lady of Q, Sylvie Curry's competitive barbecue spirit flares

    As Lady of Q, Sylvie Curry's competitive barbecue spirit flares

    Think you've got winning barbecue? It's one thing to be a weekend warrior at a summer cookout; it's another thing entirely to enter a formal competition. Sylvie Curry has been involved in championship barbecue for about 10 years, first as part of the Four Q team and now competing solo as Lady of...

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