Martin Philip

Martin Philip is a baker and author working and writing in Vermont.


Martin Philip is a baker, author and banjoist. His book, Breaking Bread: a baker’s journey home in 75 recipes (HarperCollins, 2017) was recently awarded the 2018 Vermont Book Award, the best cookbook of 2018 by the New York Book Industry Guild, and, Grand Prize at the New England Book Festival. A native of the Arkansas Ozarks, he is a sought after educator and has traveled internationally to bring baking education and his love of craft to ex-convicts, underserved populations, and recently-landed immigrants. He is a MacDowell Fellow and a graduate of Oberlin Conservatory. He lives in Vermont with his wife Julie Ness and their three children.


I bake because it connects my soul to my hands, and my heart to my mouth.
— Martin Philip


Photo credit: Julia A. Reed

Photo credit: Julia A. Reed

"From Investment Banker to Head Baker"

On New Hampshire Public Radio

"Sharing Stories & Breaking Bread with King Arthur Flour's Head Baker"

On Vermont Public Radio


"King Arthur Baker's Book is an Ode to Bread"

The Valley News

"Supporting America's Best Bakers in their Quest for the Perfect Loaf"

Read more at the King Arthur Blog


"Martin Philip Shares a Life Through Flour"

Seven Days

"I was too busy to run. So I started a streak."

From Runner's World


"How an Opera Singer Became a Baker"

News Center Maine

"Kneading Conference West 2013: Creating Signature Breads" 

Read more at Farine


"Artisan Bread Stenciling"

On the King Arthur Blog


"Martin Philip's Poolish Bagels"

Read more at Farine

"Mission Fig Bread"

On the King Arthur Blog


"Mill Your Own Flour"

On the King Arthur Blog

Photo credit: Lars Blackmore

Photo credit: Lars Blackmore

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