Would you like some salt with that?
I’ve got to say we live in a time where some mainly communicate with each other using memes. According to Dictionary.com, a meme is a “cultural item in the form of an image, video, phrase, etc., that is spread via the Internet and often altered in a creative or humorous way.”
The meme I chose is still pretty relevant today and has definitely been remixed along the way, the infamous Salt Bae. Salt Bae was founded on Twitter and is a nickname of a Turkish chef, Nusret Gökçe.
Nusret is a 34 year old butcher and server from Turkey who has a restaurant in Abu Dhabi and Dubai, soon to open restaurants in both New York and London.
The story behind Salt Bae originated with a video that went viral of Nurset sprinkling salt on steak in a very interesting manner. His trademark move with his bent elbow, sprinkling salt off those deezed forearms created hundreds of memes. Within the time span of 48 hours, the video had more than 2 million views and over 8000 comments. Then came along the girl who started Salt Bae with this tweet:
People then screenshotted the epic moment and then the meme world exploded…
Salt Bae has become so famous, that many news outlets including the Wall Street Journal has made a profile on him — which you can check out below.
But it doesn’t stop there — Hollywood actor and actresses visited Salt Bae’s restaurant just to see that elbow bend, like Leonardo DiCaprio
Olympic Champion, Simone Biles who had her Valentine Day dinner salted by the one and only Salt Bae.
Bruno Mars, who is definitely memeing it out with this one.
Even got Man City footie team doing the Salt Bae while visiting his restaurant while in Abu Dhabi during training camp.
Mookie Betts from Boston Red Sox sprinkling that salt like…
Many brands have taken this opportunity to use this viral meme in their marketing with a “Salt Bae” of their own, personalized to their company.
I hope my spiel on Salt Bae has enlightened your meme knowledge. Let’s hope to see more of Nusret and his salt flicking skills on the World Wide Web.
Follow #SaltBae on Instagram to keep up with that flick of the wrist!