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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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Oct 27, 2021

Sarah Black is an OG of the New York baking scene. She's one of the first bakers at Tom Cat Bakery and was later a teacher alongside Amy Scherber, before moving home to Ohio to teach and write the excellent book "One Dough, Ten Breads" (one of Mark's favourites.)

In this episode, Mark and Sarah talk about the glory days...

Oct 20, 2021

Kristen Richards was taking the slow & steady route to open her bakery, from baking school to apprenticing in NYC, to working as a pastry chef for a restaurant group in Maryland.  But Covid threw her a curveball which forced her into some quick decisions.  Thankfully, her community embraced Kristen, her baking and Front...

Oct 13, 2021

With her bakery and lifestyle blog Homegrown Kosher, Ahuva Gottdiener is feeding her community two ways. Not only is she baking excellent kosher-certified sourdough bread, but she is promoting a life that is more connected to the land and the people who grow your food.

In this episode, Mark learns how Ahuva started...

Oct 6, 2021

Stephane Swane is the publisher and editorial director at Modernist Cuisine, which recently launched a deep dive into pizza with Modernist Pizza.

In this episode, Mark and Stephanie discuss her Dakota roots, the work involved to compile such a massive compendium of history, culture and science about our favourite baked...