The Bukharian emir liked Samarkand bread and ordered to bake it in his court.
He was told that bread would be tasty only if it was baked in Samarkand, but the khan ordered to bring bakers from Samarkand to Bukhara. The order was carried out and the best baker was brought to the palace, but his bread did not turn out so soft and palatable as the one he baked in Samarkand.
Advisers decided that the case was in the ingredients and brought from Samarkand a tandyr oven, flour, water, but even then the bread was different.
Then the baker said: “Probably it is the air.”
But since it was not possible to transfer the air, the baker was allowed to return home, and people began to carry bread from Samarkand as before…
… and even now nobody leaves Samarkand without the famous bread, which remains soft for a long time.