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Jimmy Alderson Benitez, owner and baker at Cultura Bread in San Juan, Puerto Rico

Published on: 03 March 2021


Jimmy Alderson Benitez baked in New York and Paris before settling down in San Juan, Puerto Rico and opening Cultura Bread in 2019.   Due to open his retail bakery just before the Covid pandemic, he was forced to re-work his plans and start his bakery on a smaller scale. 

In this episode, Mark learns about the current version of Cultura Bread, and gets a glimpse into Jimmy's remarkable life and baking education.  They also dig into Jimmy's new 'slow growth' plan for the bakery that takes the realities of Covid into account.

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Produced and hosted by Mark Dyck

Theme song and music by Robyn Dyck

Orange Boot Human logo by Fred Reibin