Bread is one of the most popular and sacred food for the Tajik people. Every Tajik family always uses it and can not imagine a day without bread cakes. Bread for tajiks product ia a number 1 in consumption.
Tajik bread named Samarkandi
On average, one Tajik eats about 5-10 kg of grain per month, in the form of cakes, bread, Fatir (flat bread made from unleavened dough), chapoti etc.
For a long time the Tajiks to eat bread, and Nordic peoples, particularly Uzbeks, Cossacks and Russians have borrowed from the Tajiks in the use of bread. The fact that the bread made from wheat and it is directly related to the farmer. A northern peoples-Turks, mostly nomads and pastoralists.
The stories mentioned that the Tajik people Samarkenda, Bukhara, Kulyab and Gisar prepared the most beautiful, fragrant and delicious cakes. Now the price of a cake, which weighed nearly 150 grams, in Tajikistan is 1.5 somoni.
Thus, 50 kg of a flour bag can be made from 150 to 350 pellets. The most beautiful cakes in Tajikistan can be seen in the first place, in the capital and then to Khujand, Isfara, Istaravshan and Penjikent.
The inhabitants of mountainous areas, particularly the inhabitants of Rasht, Kulyab and Gisar preparing the biggest cake. And the residents of Badakhshan pay special attention to the cake and chalpaku.