My father cares for fermentations of a different kind than I. But both of us speak (or rather mute) in unison when yeast take over the conversation.

This unusual post is a small tribute to the most authentic baker in Belgium, Michel Meekers.

The raw footage was shot in 2011 and edited last night. The background tunes that fill in a baker’s silent thoughts slicing the dead of night are: Blackbird (Lennon-Mc Cartney), I Don’t Wanna Hurt (Anouk), The Islander (Metallica) and Sammy (Ramses Shaffy).

Snippets of a baker’s day of labour.

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