The Unexpected Food Clark Gable Couldn’t Get Enough Of – Mashed

According to, the cinematic legend was a fan of pancakes. Ria Langham told “The Modern Hostess,” that when it came to “Gable’s gastronomic” desires, basic homemade pancakes could satiate his appetite on Sunday mornings. She said, “If you expect me to tell you that Clark likes truffles and caviar you are going to be disappointed. He is, after all, just a person, you know. Give Clark golden pancakes with little pig sausages for breakfast.” That’s right, the celebrity icon may have lived life in the limelight, but he ate like the rest of us. He even enjoyed a “Bermuda onion sandwich thick with mustard” for lunch.

The recipe for Gable’s favorite pancakes can be found on a myriad of sites including All Recipes. What’s interesting about this recipe is how much baking powder it calls for. According to All Recipes, you need to use two tablespoons; however, calls for three teaspoons, which equals one tablespoon. We are not certain which one is correct, but it’s definitely a lot. And both sites proclaim Gable’s pancakes to be fluffy and delish.

Hollywood’s leading men of the 1930s shared a love for the popular breakfast food, such as “High Noon” heartthrob, Gary Cooper, who loved a plate of buttermilk griddle cakes (per PBS). And according to Twitter, crooner Frank Sinatra enjoyed a tall stack from time to time, too.

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