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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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Apr 22, 2020

Chris Hruskova travelled the world as a chef before settling in London. There, he teamed up with his friend and successful former bakery owner Per Brun to open Bread Station, with Chris running a location in London and Per in Copenhagen.

In this episode, Mark learns how this multi-national partnership came to be, how...

Apr 15, 2020

Twelve years ago, Ciril Hitz wrote two of the most influential baking books around, complete with a companion DVD to bring his baking to life.   He continues teaching and sharing his skills to this day, through Johnson and Wales University, personal classes and his popular BreadHitz website.

In this episode, Mark learns...

Apr 8, 2020


Matthew Duffy is all over Instagram with his baking and cooking videos, spreading the good word about great bread.  He's also teaching the next generation of bakers at Centennial College in Toronto.

In this episode, Mark learns all about Matthew's long and winding career, cooking for celebrities and with celebrity...