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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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Dec 18, 2019

Not only is Alexis Hughes-Williams building her pop-up bakery, Something Sweet, but she's building a non-profit to empower young women at the same time.

In this episode, Mark learns about how Alexis learned to bake from her great-grandmother, built up a popular pop-up bakery and intends to expand it beyond Nashville,...

Dec 11, 2019

Eddy Mysliwiec worked as a chef while he got his degree and started working for the City of Victoria. But his love of food was too strong. Moving to Montreal, he started Breddy Boulangerie and is becoming a major part of his cities vibrant food scene.

In this episode, Mark and Eddy talk about growing up in France, the...

Dec 4, 2019

Janice Mansfield switched careers from an office to personal chef, caterer and gluten free baker.  Now she is the Bakery Manager of Yonni's Doughnuts, the sweet and leavened counterpart to the excellent Discovery Coffee roasters and coffee shops.

In this episode, Mark learns about how Yonni's has risen and evolved...

Nov 27, 2019

Amy Scherber is founder of Amy's Bread, an New York City Institution. Starting in a tiny space in Hell's Kitchen in 1992, her bakery now spans five locations and even a kiosk in the New York Public Library. Through it all, Amy has been a generous teacher, sharing her knowledge of baking and running a...

Nov 20, 2019

It turns out the Evelyn's Crackers is about way more than crackers.  It's a thriving micro-bakery in Toronto, Ontario which is focused on whole grain bread and pastries, home baker education and yes, crackers.

In this episode, Mark talks with Dawn Woodward, owner of Evelyn's, about her journey north from New Orleans to...