Salt Bae, the man, the meme, the legend. He sprinkled his way into our lives and our hearts, and we just couldn’t ever get enough of him.
This year in memes kicked off in spectacular fashion thanks to Turkish chef Nusret Gökçe otherwise known as “Salt bae”. It was on January 7 that he innocently uploaded an Instagram video of his culinary excellence; in the short clip, he masterfully carves up a steak and dusts with a (now iconic) sprinkle of salt. He quickly racked up thousands of views and reposts, accidentally birthing one of 2017’s most memorable memes.
These days he’s off seasoning steak for kings and celebrities, but before we can let go, let’s take a look at some of the best #SaltBae memes that came out this year.