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

  • 7 recipes for the panini fan

    7 recipes for the panini fan

    When you’re looking for the perfectly toasted crust on your sandwich, with hot fillings and oozing cheese — you can’t go wrong with a great panini. We’ve compiled seven of our favorite recipes, from roasted peppers with Gruyere cheese, Croque monsieur — even delicious banh mi! noelle.carter@latimes.com...

  • Pears are in season. We have recipes.

    Pears are in season. We have recipes.

    What’s in season: Did you know that the Bartlett is the most common pear grown in California? California, Oregon and Washington state are responsible for most of the pears grown in the U.S., with a season that extends from late summer through the end of fall. In addition to Bartletts, other varieties...

  • 8 recipes for the ultimate hummus fan

    8 recipes for the ultimate hummus fan

    Love hummus? We’ve compiled 8 of our favorite recipes for this delicious dip, from classic chickpea, to variations flavored with roasted garlic, as well as recipes using black beans, even edamame. Enjoy. noelle.carter@latimes.com @noellecarter

  • Sweet and savory: 14 delicious crepe recipes

    Sweet and savory: 14 delicious crepe recipes

    Crepe fan? French for "pancake," these delicate creations are made using a very thin batter carefully cooked in a shallow pan. And while they’re a natural breakfast option, they also work well for lunch or dinner, stuffed with crab and shrimp, wild mushrooms, and more. Here are 14 great recipes...

  • Perfect for breakfast, lunch or dinner: 9 great quiche recipes

    Perfect for breakfast, lunch or dinner: 9 great quiche recipes

    From the classic quiche Lorraine, to options flavored with bacon, Roquefort and more, here are our 9 of our favorite quiche recipes, perfect for breakfast, lunch or dinner! noelle.carter@latimes.com @noellecarter

  • 16 of our favorite recipes for risotto

    16 of our favorite recipes for risotto

    Gently stirred at a slow simmer until the grains are tender with just the right hint of bite, risotto is a perfect one-dish meal when you’re looking for a simple dinner solution. Here are 16 creative variations, whether you prefer it flavored it with tomatoes, earthy mushrooms, paella-style clams...

  • Pomegranates are in season. We have recipes

    Pomegranates are in season. We have recipes

    What’s in season: If you’ve ever tried to tackle a fresh pomegranate, it’s a project trying to extract the juicy red arils — the pulp-like covering around the seeds — from the leathery flesh and pulp. But the results are well worth it for the sweet-tart flavor they provide. The fruit originated...

  • 15 ways to make a great pizza at home

    15 ways to make a great pizza at home

    Sure, you can get an excellent pizza at many places around town. But what do you do when you want to make your own? We’ve compiled 15 of our favorite recipes, from a classic Margherita to roasted potato, even smoked salmon. We also include a simple dough recipe you can make from scratch. noelle.carter@latimes.com...

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