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There is a dish called Rubbish Bin Pasta. If you’re American, I guess this translates as Trash Can Pasta. It’s from Naples and called Sicchie d’a Munnezza.
The original is pasta served with nuts and dried fruit in a tomato sauce. I often take the essence of this dish (i.e. use whatever you have left!) and re-imagine it using yesterday’s extras and other orphaned veg.
Here’s my home-made sourdough wholegrain spelt pasta topped with what I had and then sprinkled with sauerkraut… because most things are sprinkled with sauerkraut here.