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Brian Winzenried, founder of Gamboa Baking Co. in Gamboa, Panama

Published on: 09 February 2022

Brian Winzenried switched from modelling to baking by taking over his father-in-law's successful bakery in Madison, Wisconsin.  After Covid derailed his plans to split time between the midwest and Panama, Brian doubled down in the jungle and opened Gamboa Baking Company.  Now he's baking bread for his community and slinging pizzas in the evening too.

In this episode, Mark and Brian talk about learning the craft in New York, bringing new skills to the family business, leaving it behind for a life in the tropics, and how hot and spicy cheese bread is able to transcend distance and culture to be a hit by the canal.

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Produced and hosted by Mark Dyck

Theme song and music by Robyn Dyck

Orange Boot Human logo by Fred Reibin