Rise Up #53: Jeffrey Hamelman - A conversation on a lifetime baking, teaching and being an ambassador for good bread
Rise Up! #52 - Baker, Teacher, Author and Bread Surfer Peter Reinhart
I’ve been lucky enough to chat briefly with Jeffrey Hamelman over the years, via email or a quick lunch at WheatStalk, but this time I got to sit down and really dig into his remarkable life and career, from finally convincing his first boss to hire him, to learning the craft and eventually teaching bakers on six continents.
This episode is one of the real highlights of Rise Up! so far. It was a dream when I first started the podcast but I have to say the actual chat was even better than I imagined. Enjoy!
Rise Up! #51: Marc-Andre Cyr is a baker and founder the of A Taste For Grain gathering in Montreal
In this episode, we talk about Peter’s long and winding career as a baker, teacher and author. I learn all about Roman pizza, the Pizza Expo in Vegas, and Peter’s On The Rise bread symposium coming up in June. We also talk about the future of culinary schools in North America. All while I try my best to not be a complete fanboy.
Rise Up #50! Sheena Howdle on baking, travelling and baking while travelling
Marc-Andre Cyr is a baker and founder of the coolest grain gathering in Canada. Now in it’s fourth year, with a team of volunteers making it work, A Taste For Grain is quickly turning into one of the ‘must attend’ gatherings for bakers, brewers and other grain-heads.
Rise Up! #49: Sarah Rossi of Clear Flour Bread in Boston, Massachusetts
I first met Sheena Howdle when I was up in Saskatoon visiting Night Oven Bakery. She was calm, cool and collected, right in the middle of the mayhem of a brand new busy bakery. I was very impressed.
I’m totally in awe of how Sheena has structured her life. I hope you get a ton of ideas on how to structure your work and play after listening to this episode.
Rise Up! #48: Teisha Huff of Night Oven Bakery in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
I say it all the time: there’s something special about talking with bakers. And if you don’t believe me, spend a few minutes talking with Sarah Rossi and you’ll be convinced that I’m right.
I met Sarah at WheatStalk 2018 when I held my breath and crashed her table in the lunch room. And am I ever glad I did. She’s not only friendly, bright and articulate, but she has a deep love for her profession.
Rise Up! #47: Lieschen Moller of Lizzy's Bakehouse in Sacramento, CA
In this episode, we have a great chat and get caught up on all the cool things Teisha’s done in her young life. We also dig into exactly what it’s like to be a young baker, working the early shift when it seems the world around you is on an opposite schedule. And we figure out how to be at peace with that - as much as possible anyway.
Rise Up! #46: Paul MacEwen of Slow Rise Bakery on Gabriola Island, BC
Lieschen Moller has a busy career in the health care field, but bread baking has her in its gluten-y tentacles. Last year, she started Lizzy's Bakehouse, a cottage microbakery that is making awesome bread for her subscription customers.
Rise Up! #45: Helene Godin of By The Way Bakery in Hastings-on-Hudson New York
He had no idea until we spoke, but Paul MacEwan was a huge inspiration to me as a baker and bakery builder. That’s because I stumbled across the Slow Rise Bakery blog way back in 2007 and read and re-read every single post.
In this episode, I finally got to meet Paul and learn how things have changed since those first days 12 years ago.
Rise Up! #44: Suzanne Slomin of Green Rabbit Breads in Vermont
When Helene Godin left her law career, she dreamed of opening a cute bakery that served her local community in Hastings-on-Hudson, New York. And she did that, at least for a little while.
By The Way Bakery now has four locations in New York and is in over 40 Whole Foods Markets. Oh, and By The Way, everything Helene makes is gluten free, dairy free and kosher!
Rise Up! #43: Jeff McCarthy of Breadservice in Greensboro, NC
Suzanne Slomin is a very committed woman. She’s committed to building a sustainable bakery in rural Vermont and keeping it small and intimate. She’s committed to making long fermented, naturally leavened bread. And she’s committed to treating her employees well. This is not an easy road to travel but Suzanne is doing everything she can to make things work.
Rise Up! #42: Travis Gerjets of Prairie Sky Breads in Minot, North Dakota
Jeff McCarthy is bringing the good stuff to the people of Greensboro, North Carolina while balancing life as a stay at home dad, which is pretty darn remarkable. He’s finished his first market season and is getting a subscription business going to boot.
Rise Up! #41: Judith Norell of Silver Moon Bakery in New York City
Travis runs a successful farmer’s market and subscription business using rented kitchen space and is close to building out his own space. In this episode, we dig into the stresses of leasing a space and how Travis is being slow and thorough to keep things within his level of risk tolerance.
Rise Up! #40: Peter Claybaker Returns! Big News for Marquette Baking Company
udith took a long and winding road to eventually opening Silver Moon eighteen years ago and I wanted to learn about all of it. I think you’ll really love her story too.
Also in this episode, there’s a brand new feature: Question of the Week!
Rise Up! #39: David Norman, Head Doughpuncher at Easy Tiger in Austin, Texas
In this episode of the Rise Up! podcast, Peter Claybaker shares some big news about the Marquette Baking Company and tells the story of how brittle the business model of small bakeries can become. But it's also a story of the enduring attraction of the local bakery and how help can come unexpectedly.
Rise Up! #38: The PopupCast
In this episode of Rise Up! The Baker Podcast, I talk with David Norman, co-owner and Head Doughpuncher of Easy Tiger Bake Shop and Beer Garden in Austin, Texas. I get to learn about his journey in baking, from his earliest inspiration in Europe, through stints in Florida, Seattle and New York, before finally settling down in Texas.
We talk about mentors, about teaching and about working with partners who know their stuff. And I get a sense of what it’s like to expand into a new space and triple production.
In this episode of Rise Up! The Baker Podcast, it’s all about pop ups and what we can learn from them And how we can think of our past decisions in a new light too.