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The History Kitchen

Tori Avey is a food writer and recipe developer. She explores the story behind the food – why we eat what we eat, how the foods of different cultures have evolved, and how yesterday’s food can inspire us in our own kitchen.

Today she shares Gary Cooper's connection with his mother’s Griddle Cake recipe.

The History Kitchen

His mother, Alice Cooper, served these griddle cakes regularly at the family ranch. They are silver-dollar sized, soft and tasty. According to the original recipe: “Griddle cakes made from buttermilk have an unusually good flavor and are tenderer than those made from plain milk or water.” Top them with melting butter and maple syrup, then enjoy a taste of Gary Cooper’s childhood in Helena, Montana.

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