“Tumi, WTF is a salt bae?” I asked my go to millenial friend who usually explains these things to me. #SaltBae is actually the first meme of 2017 and here’s what it is all about.
It all started with a dude, some steak and salt. The salt is the important part. Meet @nurs_et, a dude who cooks and hangs out with famous people. My introduction doesn’t do him justice. Nurset Gokce is actually a famous chef from Turkey. After this video the term #SaltBae emerged.
Urban Dictionary defines #SaltBae as: a Turkish chef that sensually salted a piece of meat he was cooking in an instagram video and quickly became a meme known as “salt bae”.
And not long after we got our very own African #SaltBae.
This video is ridiculously funny. Just watch what @Gerogesketch does to an avo.
— Georgesketch (@Georgesketch) January 11, 2017
Then the memes started rolling
— Andrien Gbinigie (@EscoBlades) January 8, 2017
Still confused? Watch adults react to #SaltBae
Now go forth and be more like #SaltBae.
Let’s hope he gets his own cooking show soon.
— Nusret (@nusr_ett) January 14, 2017