Salt Bae’s #10YearChallenge photo sheds light on his rise to chef superstardom

Updated 17 January 2019
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Salt Bae’s #10YearChallenge photo sheds light on his rise to chef superstardom

  • Many celebrities and high-profile personalities have taken part in the challenge
  • Salt Bae shared a photo of himself in a kitchen in 1998, recalling the earliest days of his career

JEDDAH: Famed Turkish chef Nusret Gökçe, commonly known as Salt Bae, has shed light on his humble beginnings by sharing a photo of himself as part of the viral #10YearChallenge social media trend.

Many celebrities and high-profile personalities have taken part in the challenge, which lets participants share a photo of themselves ten years ago, juxtaposed alongside how they look today.

Taking to Instagram, Salt Bae shared a photo of himself in a kitchen in 1998 alongside a recent photo from 2018.

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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By creating his own 20-years version of the trending challenge, Salt Bae has recalled the earliest days of his career, when he “never took days off” and “worked for 18 hours a day.”

In an interview with Turkish magazine Aksam, the famous chef recalled how he first started his career at a butcher’s market in Istanbul.

He said: “I never took an annual leave and didn’t apply for overtime. I was working with 10 master butchers and remained active for 18 hours a day.”

Salt Bae became a social media sensation after a meme of him sprinkling salt on to a steak went viral.

Before that, he was the owner of a restaurant in Turkey in 2010.

Today the chef owns restaurants throughout the US, Dubai, Abu Dhabi, and Doha.

 

 


Rami Malek joins cast of upcoming James Bond movie

Updated 25 April 2019
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Rami Malek joins cast of upcoming James Bond movie

  • The recent Oscar-winner said in a videotaped message that he’ll make sure Bond “will not have an easy ride of it” in Bond 25
  • The still untitled film will be partly set in Jamaica

NEW YORK: The 25th James Bond movie and Daniel Craig’s last one as 007 is heading home to Jamaica.
Craig, Bond producers and director Cary Fukunaga on Thursday launched the film from the Caribbean island nation where Ian Fleming wrote all of his Bond novels. The still untitled film will be partly set in Jamaica, also a setting in “Dr. No” and “Live and Let Die.”
Rami Malek is joining the cast as the villain. The recent Oscar-winner said in a videotaped message that he’ll make sure Bond “will not have an easy ride of it” in Bond 25.
Fukunaga took over directing from Danny Boyle, who departed last year over creative differences. Bond 25 is due out in April 2020.