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Know Your Baker

Neighbourhood bakers play a hugely positive role in their communities. One that goes far beyond basic nourishment. Their stories deserve to be heard.

The Rise Up! Podcast is a celebration of bakers, the bakeries they create and the people they serve.

Join Mark Dyck as he talks with bakers and bakery owners from across North America and around the world. Hear about their struggles and triumphs and learn about the satisfaction that feeding a community can provide.

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May 26, 2021

Arturo Enciso got the baking bug when he discovered the cob oven in the back of the house he was renting. Slowly and methodically, he slowly grown his craft and his business from a passion project to a full retail bakery, Gusto Bread.

In this episode, Arturo shares his journey from the backyard to the front room and now...

May 19, 2021

From a childhood enjoying Montreal Bagels to spending time travelling across America, Adrian Hale has created a strong network of bakers, millers and farmers. And while she shares her love of local grains with home bakers, she is also sharing a story of community and connection.

In this loose and winding chat, Mark...

May 12, 2021

Amy Emberling went south from Cape Breton to college in the USA but found herself attracted to the baking life more than the office life.  Starting as one of the original bakers at Zingerman's Bakehouse in the early 1990's, she is now the managing partner of the business.

In this episode, Mark and Amy discuss the...

May 5, 2021

Katie Quinn is a journalist and author who just published her second book about three of Mark's favourite foods:  Cheese, Wine and Bread.  She has also become a new Italian citizen and is continuing to dig deep into the fermented food of her new nation.

In this episode, Mark gets the lowdown on immigration during Covid,...