Who the Hell is Salt Bae?

Only the most extra-ed out chef ever

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Prepare to meet the most extra-ed out, sexiest chef on Earth, more popularly known as Salt Bae.

Nusret Gökçe is a Turkish chef who recently became an internet sensation because of the suavely methodical way he slices meat, the sensual way he caresses his chops and the interesting way he sprinkles salt on food.

A video that was first posted to the chef’s Twitter account on Jan. 7 simply labeled “Ottoman steak” went viral and, as a result Gökçe, was dubbed “Salt Bae.” His video has been viewed over 10 million times on Instagram.


So who exactly is this flamboyant chef?

Gökçe is a 34-year-old Turkish chef who owns Nusr-Et, a chain of steakhouses in Turkey, Abu Dhabi and Dubai.

In an interview with NBC News, the chef explained his special connection he has with his meals.

“The shape of the meat and the taste of it starting from the top down is a part of me,” he explains. “All of my feelings are coming from inside of the meat down to when I put the salt onto the meat,” said Gökçe.

According to NBC, he plans on opening restaurants in London and New York, as well.

Since his first video, the 34-year-old has become so popular that even Leonardo DiCaprio has had a Salt Bae experience.

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A photo posted by nusr_et (@nusr_et) on Feb 2, 2017 at 5:27am PST

People have even made memes and parodies of Salt Bae.

Check out the rest of his videos here.