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Deep-fried delights hit the spot at Calgary Stampede Midway

Perry, a professional cook, and Suzanne Poudrier, a retired accountant, are the owners of Pennsylvania Dutch Funnel Cakes. Their trailer has been used to deep fry everything from jellybeans and Poptarts, to Oreos and Wagon Wheels

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Supplies stacked in the back of the Pennsylvania Dutch Funnel Cakes trailer. The trailer is one of two owned and operated by Suzanne and Perry Poudrier at the 2012 Calgary Stampede Midway

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Special sauces ready to go

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Perry Poudrier, owner and operator of Pennsylvania Dutch Funnel Cakes, watches the Calgary Stampede Midway for customers. Perry is a professional cook, who along with his wife, Suzanne, a retired accountant, decided to leave their jobs and buy a trailer

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A customer orders a funnel cake

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An employee working at the Calgary Stampede Midway. At peak crowd times there can be up to 6 employees inside the trailer

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Eager customers wait for their Midway treats. Depending on how hot the deep fryer is, it can take up to 40 seconds for a funnel cake to fry. The hotter the fryer, the faster they cook. Customers usually receive their goodies within a couple minutes

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A funnel cake in the deep fryer. This trailer has been used to deep fry everything from jellybeans and Poptarts, to Oreos and Wagon Wheels

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The Pennsylvania Dutch Funnel Cakes trailer at the 2012 Calgary Stampede Midway. Competition is fierce, but new food ideas help vendors stay on top

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The Calgary Stampede Midway. Pennsylvania Dutch Funnel Cakes owner/operator Suzanne Poudrier believes that "Food is a big part of the fair. And if they [the public] have a good time eating, they've had a good time at the fair."

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