DAY TO SAVOUR
Collop Monday is a day of feasting, taking place the day before Shrove Tuesday, but now much less well known and rarely observed. This year, it falls on Monday 4 March. The holiday most likely has its origins in medieval England and was traditionally the last day on which meat would be cooked and eaten before the Lenten fast. As the day occurred towards the end of winter, the cuts of meat were usually smoked or salted, and although the definition of the word is ‘slice of meat’, in England it came to be synonymous with bacon. This would usually be served fried with eggs in the morning, with the fat from the rashers used to make pancakes the following day.