Five minutes with: Joanne Dufour

EDITOR’S NOTE: Daily Press Staff Writer Jordan Beck recently spoke with Joanne Dufour at the U.P. Steam and Gas Association’s Cook Shack at the U.P. State Fair. In a five-question interview, he asked:

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Question: What are you doing this morning?

Answer: We are serving breakfast in the Cook Shack for the U.P. Steam and Gas Association at the U.P. State Fair. We’re doing this as a fundraiser for the club.

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Question: What kind of food is available at the Cook Shack?

Answer: We serve breakfast – eggs, sausage, pancakes, juice, coffee – and soup and sandwiches for lunch. Our soups are donated by different restaurants around the city.

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Question: What’s your favorite item on the menu?

Answer: The pancakes. They’re very good pancakes – just like Grandma used to make.

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Question: How has business been this year?

Answer: Very good. We’re very pleased with what we’re serving.

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Question: Is there anything else you’d like to say?

Answer: This is run by volunteers. We work together, and we have a good time.