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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 29, 2019

Mark attended the 4th Annual Le Goût Du Grain / A Taste For Grain gathering in Montreal and had an absolute blast.

In this episode, Mark shares his impressions of Montreal, gives an overview of the gathering, heaps praise on the organizers and shares his thoughts on the emerging Food Security / Food Sovereignty...

May 22, 2019

Four years ago, Gus Reckel changed careers and sunk his life savings into converting an old print shop into a bakery and cafe on the edge of Bushwick, Brooklyn.  L'Imprimerie is going strong, bringing traditional French baked goods (and new flavours too) to the neighbourhood, along with fun, humour and irreverence...

May 15, 2019

Jennifer Lapidus has made a huge mark all over the Southern USA baking scene.  A baker and former bakery owner, Jennifer is the founder of the Carolina Ground mill and a leading advocate for bread wheat production in the South.  She's also one of the lead organizers of the famous Asheville Bread Festival.

In this...

May 8, 2019

Tara Jensen is an author and an artist.  Her community is so lucky that bread and pastry are her media.

Over her baking career, Tara has built and rebuilt bakeries under her Smoke Signals brand, first in North Carolina and currently in rural Kentucky.  In this episode, Mark and Tara talk about her journey south from her...

May 1, 2019

When Josey Baker moved West, it was to advance childhood education.  But a lucky gift of some sourdough started changed everything.

In this episode, Mark and Josey talk about his rapid rise from Community Supported Baker to building out Josey Baker Bread as part of The Mill in San Francisco.  But throughout it all,...