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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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Sep 26, 2018

Don Guerra is not simply an awesome bread baker.  He’s also a leader in the Community Supported Bakery movement and is at the forefront of the local grain movement in Tucson, Arizona.


In this episode, Mark and Don have a lively discussion about Don’s life in baking, including a significant detour right in...

Sep 19, 2018

Melina Kelson is a baker, teacher and wood fired oven officianado.  She is also long serving board member of the Bread Baker’s Guild of America.


In this episode, Mark and Melina discuss her path to becoming a renowned baking instructor, what the Guild board does on a non-WheatStalk year, her bootleg baking project...

Sep 12, 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,...

Sep 5, 2018

Randy George is a very generous baker and teacher and not just in and around the bakery he founded in Middlesex, Vermont, Red Hen Baking Company.  He's also mentored a great many bakers and bakery owners as an active member of the Bread Baker's Guild e-group.

In this episode, Mark and Randy talk about his start in...