Is there bread on the hook?

Written by Cole Schafer

Askida Ekmek is an ancient Turkish tradition that translates to “bread on the hook".

When purchasing a loaf of bread from a baker, the customer may choose to purchase a second loaf for a stranger in need. The baker will then bag this second loaf and hang it from a hook in the bakery.

Later in the day, someone short on money will ask "Askida ekmek var mi?" or "Is there bread on the hook?" and the baker will give them a loaf for free.

When money allows, pay it forward.