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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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Aug 4, 2021

"Second Rise" is a collection of Mark's favourite conversations from deep in the Rise Up! archives.  This episode was originally broadcast as Episode 25, in September 2018.

Martin Philip spent time as a musician and a financier before turning his attention to baking and many, many people are glad that he did.  Martin is the Head Baker at King Arthur Flour in Vermont and author of the amazing memoir and bread book Breaking Bread: A Baker's Journey Home in 75 Recipes.

In this episode, Mark and Martin talk about Martin's journey in baking, how he convinced Jeffrey Hamelman to take him on at King Arthur and what it was like to write his book.  But mainly they geek out over the wonderous magic of bread baking. 

It's like a leisurely afternoon on the porch pondering the meaning of life through gluten, but in podcast form.

Helpful links:

Breaking Bread: A Baker's Journey Home in 75 Recipes (Amazon)

Martin Philip's Website:

@breadwright on Instagram

@kingarthurflour on Instagram

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Rise Up! The Baker Podcast website

The Bakers4Bakers Community

Mark's Blog, with the Bakernomics series

Mark on Instagram


Produced and hosted by Mark Dyck

Theme song and music by Robyn Dyck

Orange Boot Human logo by Fred Reibin