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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

  • In the kitchen: Homemade curry and Turkish-style coffee

    In the kitchen: Homemade curry and Turkish-style coffee

    Curry is one of those dishes found the world over, the particular style influenced by local ingredients and regional cuisine. For chef Louis Tikaram, the dish is largely inspired by the Fijian Indian-style curries he enjoyed as a child at his grandmother’s home in Fiji. The chef of E.P & L.P. in...

  • How to make the ultimate beer cake

    How to make the ultimate beer cake

    For beer lovers, there can never be too much beer. Beyond drinking it, we find other excuses to add it to, well, everything we can – beer can chicken, mac ’n’ cheese, chili, ribs, wings. You get the idea. So when we have a chance to add it to dessert, we do. Take this beer cake. “Use a lovely dark,...

  • Busy day? Fix this smoked chicken and cantaloupe salad for dinner tonight

    Busy day? Fix this smoked chicken and cantaloupe salad for dinner tonight

    Sometimes, it helps to have a stash of quick and simple go-to recipes for when you don’t have the time – or the desire – to even think about what to fix for dinner. Add this recipe to the arsenal. From former Food columnist Russ Parsons, this easy salad comes together in minutes, using a minimum...

  • Farmers market report: Peaches and nectarines are in season

    Farmers market report: Peaches and nectarines are in season

    What’s in season: There’s not too much of a difference between peaches and nectarines, aside from the outer texture of the fruit – fuzzy versus smooth – as the two are so closely related. Fully-ripened, all this fruit has a rich perfume and deep coloring and will give slightly under pressure. A...

  • How to make Turkish coffee at home

    How to make Turkish coffee at home

    Ayperi Demircioglu is at the back of the Anatolian Gift Shop in Huntington Beach, calmly watching as a small pot of coffee begins to bubble. Savoring a cup of the rich, thick brew is a ritual she’s relished since she was a child, raised near the Black Sea in Turkey. She is brewing a pot of Turkish...

  • This berry bar recipe makes for a perfect quick breakfast or snack

    This berry bar recipe makes for a perfect quick breakfast or snack

    Rich and buttery, with sweet and tart notes from a serious dose of jam, you might never guess how easy these berry bars are to make. Make the recipe, adapted from the House of Bread in San Luis Obispo, using an entire pound of your favorite jam — berry, not berry — for a quick breakfast or simple...

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