The 39-year-old actress always loved the breakfast food cooked by her late father Bruce but says tucking in a pancake even now makes her feel emotional, reported Contactmusic.
"His barbecued salmon with ginger and thyme and his World-famous pancakes. It is hard for me to eat them because I keep expecting him to walk into the kitchen when I do. I make them very rarely and I cry every time. They are the essence of him in a food," Paltrow said.
The actress, who has children Apple, seven, and five-year-old Moses with her husband, Coldplay singer Chris Martin, thinks she is a very traditional wife who thinks her main responsibility is to her family.
"I am very traditional in a 1950s housewife way; cooking, making sure everyone's fed and everything's in order. I think that a wife has a responsibility to make a home and protect the family," she said.
"I also believe that a wife should be able to do whatever she wants and work if she wants. My mother was a less traditional wife than me. She worked to support the family," she added.