Today is Shrove Tuesday (also known as Pancake Day) is the day preceding Ash Wednesday, the first day of Lent.
Shrove Tuesday is observed in English-speaking countries, especially in Ireland, United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Philippines, Germany and parts of the United States. Shrove Tuesday is linked to Easter therefore its date changes on an annual basis.
I had never heard of this (maybe because I am not a native speaking English person?), but saw some comments on FB and thought it was quite a funny tradition.
In most traditions the day is known for the eating of pancakes before the start of lent. Pancakes are eaten as they are made out of the main foods available, sugar, fat, flour and eggs, whose consumption was traditionally restricted during the ritual fasting associated with Lent.
Since I like this cute tradition, I will serve pancakes today for dinner. People in the Netherlands actually eat a lot of pancakes, we have tons of Pancake restaurants in the country, more than any other country I have been to... so why don't I know about this pancake day?? I still have no clue!!
But anyway... at those pancake restaurants in the Netherlands you can get 100 kinds of different pancakes. The Dutch ones are large, and you can get savory or sweet toppings like: apples, bacon, mushrooms, cherries, just sugar and cinnamon and the list can go on and on.
So are you planning to eat pancakes today?? I made 2 versions: Bacon & Apple with maple syrup, Spinach & Feta cheese, so yummy!!
Let's make it all a tradition and share what version you had, a sweet one or savory??