#Saltbae is the spicy meme we all needed in our lives

By Shanaaz Prince
17 January 2017

You've got to take life with a pinch of salt.

Chef Nusret Gökçe has become an internet sensation -- but unfortunately, it's not for his kitchen prowess. And it's all thanks to a pinch of salt -- literally! In a now-viral video, the Turkish chef can be seen artfully chopping up some meat, flourishing his knife around the way a renaissance painter might wield a brush over their greatest masterpiece. Right at the end, he seasons the slices with salt in a very, er, passionate manner.

Once the internet got hold of the clip, Nusret was out of the frying pan and into the fire. A screenshot of the priceless moment has since featured in the most hilarious memes and even videos imitating the original -- earning him the fabulous title of #saltbae. It's the first meme of 2017, and we love it! Here are some of our faves:

We even have our very own African version of #SaltBae

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