Turkish butcher/restaurateur Nusret Gökçe has won the internet with his food porn videos for his uniquely sensual way of preparing meat that has women swooning and men trying to copy his moves and failing miserably. He has also earned himself a lot of memes from creative netizens who see his Instagram as a gold mine for great material.
But as they say, there is always humor to be found on the internet and the 32 year old Gokce, who has earned himself the monicker #SaltBae has recently proved to be the latest online sensation for his personal style of salting his meat, LovinDubai posted. Here's one imitating his salting style with gusto.
— Kari Sonde (@kari_sonde) January 9, 2017
There were also those who were calling on Apple to make a special #SaltBae emoji.
@Apple make this a thing #saltbae pic.twitter.com/q7RN23YodQ — Michael (@Schwartz341) January 9, 2017
Even the popular Obama and Biden memes had their take on #SaltBae and his salt.
A photo posted by Masi Popal (@masipopal) on Jan 10, 2017 at 5:07pm PST
A showdown with Gordon Ramsey seemed inevitable.
Lmaoo #saltbae #nusret #chef #meatfinesser #nochill #meme A photo posted by The Meme God (@leo_cbe) on Jan 10, 2017 at 1:14pm PST
Gökçe's posts didn't seem like he was courting attention, but it was his personal flair that made the internet pay attention.
Instead of donning the usual chef attire and wearing hairnets in his kitchen, Gökçe lets his long hair flow freely, and wears stylish clothes while filleting and seasoning his meats. On occasion, he also sports his signature shades and invites guests to taste his creations immediately after they are cooked.
According to a report by Eater, aside from posting photos and videos of himself on his social media account, Gökçe keeps himself busy managing a chain of six restaurants named Nusr-Et, after himself.
His video captioned Ottoman Steak, where he cleanly slices a wedge of steak has so far earned #Saltbae 3.7 million views while his video of Asado, in which he demonstrates how the bone falls easily off the tender slab of meat ending with his signature seasoning style has earned the post 1.7 million views in just two days.
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