About Laura Goldberg

I have been a lifelong "foodie" and avid home cook. My food blog - Vittlesvamp.com - launched in 2003 and has generated coverage in outlets that range from Grub Street to Gawker to the Washington Post. Previously, I reviewed cookbooks and food-related books for WETA's Book Studio, a book site published by DC's PBS station. Professionally, I am a communications consultant for media and advertising technology clients -- handling some food-related clients in the mix, including Serious Eats and Foodily.

Interview by Laura Goldberg, longtime food blogger at Vittlesvamp.com.

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NBN Episodes hosted by Laura:

Richard Olsen-Harbich, "Sun, Sea, Soil, Wine: Winemaking on the North Fork of Long Island" (SUNY Press, 2024)

April 17, 2024

Sun, Sea, Soil, Wine

Richard Olsen-Harbich
Hosted by Laura Goldberg

With his new book Sun, Sea, Soil, Wine: Winemaking on the North Fork of Long Island (SUNY Press, 2024), Richard Olsen-Harbich, Long Island's longest-t…

Grace Lin, "Chinese Menu: The History, Myths, and Legends Behind Your Favorite Foods" (Little, Brown Books, 2023)

December 8, 2023

Chinese Menu

Grace Lin
Hosted by Laura Goldberg

Newbery and Caldecott honoree and New York Times bestselling author Grace Lin joins New Books Network to talk about her new, groundbreaking, lushly il…

Jeremy Scheck, "ScheckEats-Cooking Smarter: Friendly Recipes with a Side of Science" (Harvest, 2023)

December 7, 2023

ScheckEats--Cooking Smarter

Jeremy Scheck
Hosted by Laura Goldberg

From next-gen culinary phenom and TikTok superstar Jeremy Scheck, joins New Books Network to talk about his very first book, sharing easy and deliciou…

Robert C. Bradley, "Eating Peru: A Gastronomic Journey" (U Oklahoma Press, 2023)

October 28, 2023

Eating Peru

Robert C. Bradley
Hosted by Laura Goldberg

Today, Peru is rightly recognized as the number one food destination on the planet. But twenty-five years ago, the world’s culinary critics were focus…

Christina Ward, "Holy Food: How Cults, Communes and Religious Movements Influenced What We Eat" (Process, 2023)

September 30, 2023

Holy Food

Christina Ward
Hosted by Laura Goldberg

Independent food historian and author Christina Ward joins New Books Network to discuss her highly anticipated book Holy Food: How Cults, Communes and…

Linda Skeens, "Linda Skeens' Blue Ribbon Kitchen: Recipes & Tips from America's Favorite County Fair Champion" (83 Press, 2023)

August 8, 2023

Linda Skeens Blue Ribbon Kitchen

Linda Skeens
Hosted by Laura Goldberg

Appalachian grandmother Linda Skeens became an internet sensation in the summer of 2022 after taking home dozens of blue ribbons in canning, baking, a…

Ben Nadler, "The Jewish Deli: An Illustrated Guide to the Chosen Food" (Chronicle Books, 2023)

July 18, 2023

The Jewish Deli

Ben Nadler
Hosted by Laura Goldberg

Beloved culinary and cultural institutions, Jewish delis are wonderlands of amazing flavors and great food—bright, buttery, briny, sweet, fatty, salty…

Ed Mitchell et al., "Ed Mitchell's Barbeque" (Ecco, 2023)

May 26, 2023

Ed Mitchell's Barbeque

Ed Mitchell, Ryan Mitchell, and Zella Palmer
Hosted by Laura Goldberg

Ed Mitchell’s journey in the barbeque business began in 1991 with a lunch for his mama, who was grieving the loss of Ed’s father. Ed drove to the near…

Maria Pasquale, "The Eternal City: Recipes and Stories from Rome" (Smith Street Books, 2023)

April 14, 2023

The Eternal City

Maria Pasquale
Hosted by Laura Goldberg

Roman blogger and author Maria Pasquale introduces us to Rome’s incredible food through the city’s stories and its people. The Eternal City is a maze…

Susan Gravely, "Italy on a Plate: Travels, Memories, Menus" (Vietri Publishing, 2023)

March 22, 2023

Italy on a Plate

Susan Gravely
Hosted by Laura Goldberg

In her debut memoir and cookbook, Susan Gravely celebrates 40 years as Founder and Creative Director of VIETRI. In Italy on a Plate: Travels, Memori…

Gesine Bullock-Prado, "My Vermont Table: Recipes for All (Six) Seasons" (Countryman Press, 2023)

February 25, 2023

My Vermont Table

Gesine Bullock-Prado
Hosted by Laura Goldberg

Vermont—arguably the OG farm-to-table state—is celebrated through 100+ recipes and stories from celebrated pastry chef Gesine Bullock-Prado. When Ges…