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Rise Up! The Baker Podcast with Mark Dyck

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The Rise Up! Podcast is a celebration of bakers, the bakeries they created 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.

The Rise Up! Podcast is a celebration of bakers, the bakeries they created 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.

Location:

Canada

Description:

The Rise Up! Podcast is a celebration of bakers, the bakeries they created 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.

Twitter:

@madbaker66

Language:

English

Contact:

3065267066


Episodes

Rise Up! #148 - Jamie Alexis

9/22/2021
Jamie Alexis was going to be a lawyer and a judge before she realized it was more rewarding (and tastier) to feed The People instead. She opened Suga Brown Pastries and Catering in 2017 and hasn't looked back, making a splash at events throughout LA County. In this episode, Mark learns some of the ins and outs of the catering business, what it's like to dive into the deep end of an Art Show Gala and how her business craves stability as much as her clients crave Jamie's Pineapple...

Duration:00:53:45

Repost: John Reid from 2019

9/16/2021
From August 2019, Mark's conversation with John Reid, baker and owner of Red Beard Historic Bakery in Australia and one of the organizers of the 2019 Grainz Gathering. John died on September 16, 2021 at age 58. Memorial information can be found here.

Duration:01:03:08

Rise Up! #147 - Eric Pallant

9/15/2021
Eric Pallant is an avid baker and bread head and is the author of the new book "Sourdough Culture: a history of bread making from ancient to modern bakers." The book is both a love story to sourdough baking and an entertaining account of bread baking throughout history. In this episode, Mark and Eric take a deep dive into the history of bread, the complementary relationship between sourdough culture and brewers' yeast, and how bread baking helps us recover our time and maintain some magic...

Duration:01:04:37

Rise Up! #146: Chris Young

9/8/2021
Chris Young is on a mission. As Coordinator of the Real Bread Campaign, he wants to make bread better for us, for our communities and for the planet. In this episode, Mark and Chris discuss the history of the #RealBread campaign, how they are advocating for improved package labelling for bread products, supporting independent bakeries in the fight to stand out from highly processed, chemically enhanced supermarket fare and how simple bread is the best bread of all. Helpful...

Duration:01:03:08

Rise Up! #145 - Richard Miscovich

9/1/2021
Richard Miscovich has been working with good bread, brick ovens and baking education for a while. He was part of America's 'Bread Renaissance', as a student at SFBI and in the very early days of the BBGA, before moving east to King Arthur Flour and Johnson & Wales University. In this episode, Mark and Richard talk about the early days, the vision behind the KA baking school, the current generation of baking school graduates, and geek out on their shared love of wood fired cooking and...

Duration:01:06:28

Rise Up! #144 - Andrew Janjigian

8/25/2021
Andrew Janjigian is well known in the bread world as a teacher and writer at renowned entities like King Arthur Flour and America's Test Kitchen. Earlier this year, he launched the Wordloaf newsletter where he continues his work teaching home bakers everything about the craft of baking. In this episode, Andrew shares his long, winding road to becoming a food writer, why it's important to have control of your communication platform and his new focus on elevating Armenian cuisine in...

Duration:01:06:17

Second Rise: Rosie Gray Returns

8/18/2021
"Second Rise" is a collection of Mark's favourite conversations from deep in the Rise Up! archives. This episode was originally broadcast as Episode 109, in September 2020. Rose Gray is back! After completing her cycling/baking adventure in Belgium and Denmark, Rosie returned to her native Scotland to oh, let's see, organize an awesome gathering on local grains, convert a horse trailer into a bakery and start baking six days a week for the people in her village. And start University. And...

Duration:01:21:37

Second Rise: Jodi Whalen and Phil Merrick

8/11/2021
"Second Rise" is a collection of Mark's favourite conversations from deep in the Rise Up! archives. This episode was originally broadcast as Episode 86, in January 2020. Jodi Whalen and Phil Merrick opened August First Bakery and Cafe in Burlington Vermont back in 2010 and step by step have grown it into a sustainable business for them, their staff and their community. They even have the team and systems in place where they can step back from the day to day operations of the bakery. In...

Duration:01:03:57

Second Rise: Martin Philip

8/4/2021
"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...

Duration:01:02:38

Rise Up! #143 - Stefan Senders

7/28/2021
One farm, one bakery and a well fed community. That's the Wide Awake Bakery story. In this episode, Mark learns about the magical meeting when Stefan's neighbour Thor Oechsner suggested baking with wheat from Thor's farm, how they followed the CSA model for getting their bread to the people, and how, over the years, Stefan continues to explore new ways to use his bread for the greater good. It's a wonderful chat with an inspirational baker. Helpful Links Wide Awake Bakery...

Duration:01:10:36

Rise Up! #142 - Brooke Hanes

7/21/2021
Brooke Hanes is a self-taught bread baker making the good stuff for the people in her small town in rural Pennsylvania. She recently opened a retail shop and slowly growing her bakery, while keeping things manageable for a solo operation. In this episode, Mark and Brooke talk about her early travels in Colombia, returning to Pennsylvania, the regeneration of Brookville, finding other bakers and the joys and challenges of staying solo. Helpful Links Wild Rose Bread Co. Facebook...

Duration:00:55:28

Rise Up! #141 - Kevin Scollo

7/14/2021
Kevin Scollo worked in restaurants through college until succumbing to the baking bug. After several years working in restaurants and bakeries in New York and Ohio, he moved back to Georgia and took over Independent Baking Co. in February, 2020, just before everything turned upside down. In this episode, Mark and Kevin talk about his early days in music and food, taking over from the legendary Thom Leonard, working through the pandemic, and how he is slowly putting his own stamp on the...

Duration:01:02:39

Rise Up! #140 - John Gerlach

7/7/2021
John Gerlach's family owned a bakery but John was convinced he would not be following in his dad's footsteps. But eventually, he found his way back to the dough, first as a bagel baker and more recently baking his own bread on days off for a growing list of happy customers. In this episode, Mark and John dig into New York bagels in Pennsylvania, coming back to baking after early resistance, his plans for Hemlock Bread once his new oven arrives and the opportunities to collaborate on his own...

Duration:01:07:57

Rise Up! #139 - Tara Black

6/30/2021
When Tara Black started Origin Bakery, she was adamant that her gluten free products had to look and taste as great as their wheat based counterparts and that the bakery would be warm and welcoming to everyone who came into the shop. Her hard work has paid off as the original Origin is thriving and they've recently opened a second location. In this episode, Mark and Tara talk about how Origin's beginnings and how Tara has slowly and systematically removed herself from daily production, so...

Duration:01:02:24

Rise Up! #138 - Thom Leonard

6/23/2021
Over his long and illustrious baking career, Thom Leonard has helped hundreds of bakers understand the mysteries of grain and flour. He's owned bakeries in Kansas and Georgia, has been a leader and teacher via the Bread Bakers Guild of America and helped Heartland Mill create flour suited for artisan bakers across the country. In this episode, Mark sits down with Thom to get a fuller story of the life and career of one of his true baking heroes. Helpful Links Support the Podcast...

Duration:01:16:56

Rise Up! #137 - Rob and Monica Segovia-Welsh

6/9/2021
There's something special about farmers markets and when it comes to the Carrboro market in North Carolina, Chicken Bridge Bakery makes that market extra special. In this episode, Mark talks with Rob and Monica Segovia-Welsh, the husband and wife team behind the bakery, about their journey from Wisconsin to Pittsboro by way of Austin and Costa Rica, the evolution of Chicken Bridge Bakery, thriving during Covid and why farmers markets play a special role in making all people feel part of...

Duration:01:15:46

Rise Up! #136 - Tobi Sovak

6/2/2021
Tobi Sovak was a pastry chef in fine dining restaurants on both coasts before opening Noisette eight years ago with her husband Michael. Now they are serving up all kinds of the good stuff whether you're sitting down or taking out. In this episode, Mark and Tobi talk about moving from NYC to SF and up to Oregon, adjusting the meet the needs of her community & how wedding season during the year of Covid might have been a blessing in disguise. Noisette is thriving thanks to great food +...

Duration:00:58:02

Rise Up! #135 - Arturo Enciso

5/26/2021
Arturo Enciso got the baking bug when he discovered the cob oven in the back of the house he was renting. Slowly and methodically, he slowly grown his craft and his business from a passion project to a full retail bakery, Gusto Bread. In this episode, Arturo shares his journey from the backyard to the front room and now to a retail shop. How his bread journey is took him east to New York, Vermont and eventually Spain, and how he is combining the two great staples, wheat and corn, in his...

Duration:01:06:25

Rise Up! #134 - Adrian Hale

5/19/2021
From a childhood enjoying Montreal Bagels to spending time travelling across America, Adrian Hale has created a strong network of bakers, millers and farmers. And while she shares her love of local grains with home bakers, she is also sharing a story of community and connection. In this loose and winding chat, Mark follows Adrian's journey across the North American whole grain scene, from Portland to Florida and back again. But they keep coming back around the table, with good food and...

Duration:01:13:44

Rise Up! #133 - Amy Emberling

5/12/2021
Amy Emberling went south from Cape Breton to college in the USA but found herself attracted to the baking life more than the office life. Starting as one of the original bakers at Zingerman's Bakehouse in the early 1990's, she is now the managing partner of the business. In this episode, Mark and Amy discuss the north-south connections along Canada's east coast, how Amy realized baking was her passion, how the Bakehouse has evolved over the years and how things are different for her as...

Duration:01:13:25