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Baqa

Baqa

Weight 16g / 0.56 oz ℮

Regular price £8.95 GBP
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Perfect For Bread, Sauces, Pasta
Taste Herby, Pungent and Zesty
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Baqa

Abbasid Baghdad is known as the first culinary capital of the Arabic-Islamic civilization. Between the 10th-14th centuries, from Baghdad to Murcia, cookbooks detailed the exquisite banquets of the Sultan's feasts and the delectable treasures brought in through the herb and spice trade. Found in an ancient cookbook, Bāqa translates as “bouquet” of herbs. It is an all-purpose inspired variant from a 13th-Century AD Arabian cookbook.

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Taste

Herby, Pungent and Zesty. The combination flavour of thyme, rosemary, onion and garlic means that less is often more. If you love Za'atar you will equally love Baqa.

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Perfect For

Perfect for Bread, Sauces and Pasta. All things eggs or the delicious eggs shakshuka dish. Roast Chicken and potatoes, chicken vol-au-vents or even a simple cheese toastie. 

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Scent

With subtle undertones of garlic and onion powder. This complex, and aromatic aroma will give you earthy and pungent from the parsley, oregano and basil. 

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Origin

Before it was changed into the Arab provinces of the Ottoman Empire, the Arabic-Islamic Near East gave rise to a refined culinary culture. Abbasid Baghdad is known as the birthplace of the "new wave” cuisine, the first culinary capital of the Arabic-Islamic civilization. Between the 10th and 14th centuries, from Baghdad to Murcia, cookbooks flourished throughout the Arabic-speaking world, detailing the exquisite banquets of the Sultans feasts and the delectable treasures brought in through the herb and spice trade. Bāqa is an inspired variant on a lost recipe from the 13th century medieval Arabian era, found in an ancient cookbook, this blend plays homage to the ancient trade of herbs and spices.

Allergen Information

  • Vegan
  • Low sodium
  • No additives
  • No added sugar
  • No preservatives
    • Some of our blends will be gluten free, but it is important to note that some spices and herbs naturally contain gluten.

      It is also important to note that these have been packaged in a facility that handles, stores, and processes tree nuts and celery. This product may contain traces of celery, gluten, mustard, sesame, soy and nuts.

How to Use

A little sprinkle will bring a fresh zing to a host of different savoury dishes. All things eggs, from poached to omelettes. Add to baked beans on toast, pasta, soups, cheese toasties or even a tomato sandwich with some flaky salt. It is great as a seasoning for pizzas with some quality extra virgin olive oil. Taking you to the moon and back, your creations will be a new kind of euphoria on your palate. If you have enjoyed Za'atar then you are sure to like this also, albeit the flavour profile is different. This really is an amazing multipurpose mixed herb blend and we assure you that this is full of flavour. It is great in meat balls, homemade chicken burgers, baked salmon, baked prawns, chicken vol-au-vents or even in a lamb or mutton-based dish like Irish stew. Made of seven ingredients with lots of vivid green hues from five of the herbs, you could add it to your favourite salad dressing too. Reaching for Bāqa, will soon be like second nature for breakfast, lunch and dinner.