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What rubbish: a ‘salvaged sarnies’ pop-up is coming to Selfridges

Tom Howells

Rubies in the Rubble is an ethical condiment brand, making tip-top sauces – think banana, pink onion and chilli, and chipotle ketchups etc. – from bits of produce that’d otherwise go to waste for being over-ripe, over-sized or freakishly shaped.

That’s commendable in itself, but for all of June they’ll be setting up at Selfridges Food Hall with an ‘Open Sandwich’ pop-up (actually big crackers), serving a whole menu of ace-sounding dishes made from over-abundant and overlooked ingredients. Very good it looks too: from a pulled beef and pickle number, made with the hard-worked chuck cut and slathered with a mayo made with chickpea water instead of egg (it’s a vegan super-secret and it works!); to spring veg and blue cheese on a kale and spinach cracker; avocado and beet houmous on a beetroot and ginger cracker; and a sweet mish-mash of almond and peanut butter, bananas, coconut and cinnamon seeds on a turmeric and carrot cracker. Each of these will be dripping in in one of Rubies’ sauces, naturally.

They’re only £5 a serving, too – a treat for your conscience and your wallet.

The Rubies in the Rubble Selfridges pop-up is on from Tuesday May 30 until Friday June 30. For more information check out their website.

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