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Noelle Carter

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 Dishblog. 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.
Roy Choi's mom, 'Mommy Choi,' teaches us how to make tteokbokki (spicy Korean rice cakes)

Roy Choi's mother, Jai Nam Choi, visits The Times' Test Kitchen to make tteokbokki, a simple but spicy Korean rice cake dish, that has a lot of meaning for her and her family.

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