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

  • Ribs 101: How to cook ribs like a pro this summer

    Ribs 101: How to cook ribs like a pro this summer

    If there’s one dish that signifies summer in America, it’s ribs. We show you how to do them right, with recipes.

  • Plums are in season. We have recipes

    Plums are in season. We have recipes

    What’s in season: The Santa Rosa plum, lightly fragrant and boasting a sweet-tart flavor, is often considered the gold standard when it comes to plums. Originally introduced to the public in 1906 by Luther Burbank, it’s just one of the more than 100 types of plums we can credit to the legendary...

  • 11 sangria recipes to cool you off this summer

    11 sangria recipes to cool you off this summer

    It’s summer. Cool off with a cool glass of sangria. Whether you prefer a rich red sangria or something on the lighter side, you can have a pitcher ready to go in minutes, made even more colorful with all the fresh summer fruit to be found in the markets right now. Here are 11 of our favorite recipes...

  • Red, white and blueberry: 16 great recipes for summer fruit pies

    Red, white and blueberry: 16 great recipes for summer fruit pies

    It's summer, and that means pie, right? Whether you're planning a holiday menu — Fourth of July is next week — or just looking for a way to use all the great fruit in the market now, here's 16 of our favorite summer pie recipes for your baking pleasure. noelle.carter@latimes.com @noellecarter

  • 9 great fried chicken recipes for your next picnic or summer get-together

    9 great fried chicken recipes for your next picnic or summer get-together

    When it comes to comfort food, perhaps nothing beats fried chicken. Fried chicken isn’t fancy food — eating with your fingers is all but necessary. Still, good fried chicken requires technique, time and dedication. This is not “fast food.” We’ve compiled 9 of our favorite recipes, using various...

  • 12 great recipes for chili when you're planning your next party

    12 great recipes for chili when you're planning your next party

    Chili is a wonderfully simple, no-fuss dish. We've compiled a dozen of our favorite variations, whether you're craving a meaty Texas-inspired "bowl of red" or vegetarian, steak, lentil, turkey and more. Make the recipe as-is, or tweak it to suit your tastes. noelle.carter@latimes.com @noellecarter

  • Zucchini and other summer squash are in season. We have recipes

    Zucchini and other summer squash are in season. We have recipes

    What’s in season: One of the quintessential vegetables of summer, zucchini, and other summer squash are now filling market stands. There are a number of varieties of the summer squash beyond classic green zucchini: from softball-sized, white-green Eight Ball and stout Mexican zucchini, to yellow...

  • Culinary SOS: An 'amazing' tri-tip pot roast from Mistral in Sherman Oaks

    Culinary SOS: An 'amazing' tri-tip pot roast from Mistral in Sherman Oaks

    Good things take time, especially when it comes to a great pot roast. Reader Jim Malmberg emailed us about the red wine-braised tri-tip pot roast he had at Mistral, the French bistro in Sherman Oaks that has been a San Fernando Valley favorite for 29 years. “It was amazing,” Malmberg wrote. “It...

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