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

  • How do you like your wings? Buffalo, chipotle and more great wing recipes

    How do you like your wings? Buffalo, chipotle and more great wing recipes

    Is it possible to have too many great chicken wing recipes? We think not. Which is why we’ve compiled 11 of our favorite versions, from sticky-sweet soy garlic wings to h-o-t boneless buffalo wings. Oh, and we didn’t forget the Super Wings (you have to check these out). Have a stack of napkins...

  • 12 French toast recipes for breakfast, dinner, and whenever the mood strikes

    12 French toast recipes for breakfast, dinner, and whenever the mood strikes

    French toast fan? Have at it. We have 12 recipes to satisfy you whenever the mood strikes. From classic slices bathed in custard and griddled to puffy perfection to variations flavored with chocolate, nuts, pumpkin — we even have a savory stuffed version — we’re here to satisfy. Enjoy. noelle.carter@latimes.com...

  • Leeks are in season. We have recipes

    Leeks are in season. We have recipes

    What’s in season: At first glance, leeks probably look a bit like green onions on steroids, with bunches of two or three bundled together with a rubber band or a twine bow. A member of the allium family, leeks are closely related to onions, garlic, shallots and, yes, green onions. Leeks are prized...

  • Grill your greens: Fun grilled vegetable, salad and fruit recipes

    Grill your greens: Fun grilled vegetable, salad and fruit recipes

    Tired of the same old thing when it comes to salad or the vegetables decorating your plate? Get outdoors with some creative grilling recipes. We’ve compiled 27 fun recipes for grilled vegetables, salads and fruit, covering everything from appetizers to dessert ideas. noelle.carter@latimes.com @noellecarte...

  • Stir-fried, sauteed, grilled and more: 44 great shrimp recipes

    Stir-fried, sauteed, grilled and more: 44 great shrimp recipes

    Sometimes it doesn’t get any easier than shrimp, whether you’re planning a quick dinner tonight or a more elaborate menu for company. We’ve compiled 44 great shrimp recipes from our recipe database, everything from simple one-dish ideas to creative recipes that will wow your guests. noelle.carter@latimes.com...

  • Not just for dessert: 21 great savory pie recipes

    Not just for dessert: 21 great savory pie recipes

    When it comes to a great slice pie, we should look beyond the dessert table. From classic chicken pot pie to rustic vegetable galettes to portable hand pies, we’ve compiled our favorite savory pie recipes, perfect for breakfast (check out the bacon pie), lunch or dinner. noelle.carter@latimes.com...

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