Gordon Ramsay’s Lamb Sauce | dishashroff


Celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay entered the pantheon of memes thanks to a decade-old clip from Hell’s Kitchen where he shouts at his team, “Where is the lamb sauce?!” Someone distorted the photo, added glowing red laser eyes and the caption “Lamb sauce: Located,” and the rest is meme history.

Lamb Sauce is one of those total non-sequitur memes that’s funny for its sheer weirdness. Because it barely means anything, it can be used in any context, and that’s what makes it one of the year’s new classics.

Gordon Ramsay’s Lamb Sauce refers to a series of shitpost style images referencing a 2006 episode of Hell’s Kitchen in which Chef Gordon Ramsay berates a kitchen full of chefs, demanding to know where the lamb sauce is for a dish.

In a clip from a 2006 episode of his show Hell’s Kitchen, Ramsay profanely berates a kitchen of chefs, eventually demanding to know where the lamb sauce is for a dish.The clip inspired several YouTube Poop and remix videos in the coming years, becoming one of the more widely referenced clips of the show.

Over the years, the quote has become part of a few remixes and “YouTube poop”-style videos, but it’s finally taking off as a meme this week. It’s a very good one.

All you need is a pic of Ramsay (preferably one with glowing eyes) and a joke about trying to find the lamb sauce.Lamb Sauce plays extremely well with other memes because it’s not just a single image; it’s an entire narrative with a protagonist and motivation. Ramsay really wants that damned lamb sauce.

It’s not entirely clear where the resurgence of the Ramsay/Lamb Sauce theme came from. I couldn’t find the original source of the canonical lamb sauce Located meme, the one with the glowing eyes, but Reddit’s r/dankmemes would be a fair guess; that community has done the most to push Lamb Sauce forward so far.

Look for this meme to keep going strong throughout January, and for people to incorporate it into any new meme formats that show up throughout the month. Or until Ramsey finally finds his lamb sauce.



Italian Military Jokes | dishashroff


Memesters spent January obsessed with the idea that everyone and everything in Italy is made of pizza, pasta, and meatballs. It all started with joke about a Google Image search for italian military that just returned images of floating pizzas, and it escalated into the idea that Italy’s planes have pizza wings, their aircraft carriers are pizza peels, and their bombs are meatballs raining from the sky.

This, of course, meshed will with the existing “colorized historical images” meme, and created an alternate history where part of World War II was fought by Italian food. That’s a spicy meme-ball.

Italian Military Jokes are quips aimed at mocking the effectiveness or prowess of the Italian military, often consisting of stereotypes that Italian soldiers are cowardly and depictions of the Italian Navy as floating pizza.

According to a blog post on Strange History,[6] the Italian military became widely mocked among Allied powers in the early 1940s due to the country’s various military failures. In 1943, the World War II historical drama film Five Graves to Cairo was released, which features the music-loving, but ineffective, Italian General Sebastiano.

On January 25th, 2014, the Italian Armyball Facebook[2] page was launched, highlighting depictions of the Italian military as various Polandball-style illustrations. On October 14th, 2014, The New York Times[7] published an op-ed, which commented on the stereotype that “Italian soldiers are spineless.”

Over the last few days, users have been unearthing photos that tell the story of the Mediterranean nation’s participation in the global conflagration, and they show a conflicted country grappling with economic depression brought on by supporting the Francoists in Spain, and an internal conflict between the monarchy and the fascists running the government.

No, wait.

They don’t.

When it comes to the Axis powers of World War 2, everyone knows that Germany conquered all of Europe and Japan subjugated half the Pacific, but what exactly did Italy do?

If you remember your history books, not much at all.


Saltbae sprinkling Nusret Gökçee| dishashroff


Turkish restaurateur Nusret Gökçe captured the public’s imagination with an Instagram video that showed him applying salt to a steak like it was some kind of shimmering fairy dust. The hot butcher was soon dubbed saltbae and he used his fame to expand his business into Britain and the U.S.

The saltbae “sprinkling” image can be used to indicate that you’re either adding a little extra flair to something, or you’re completely overdoing it.

Turkish chef Nusret Gökce knows a thing or two about his meats. The restaurant owner already has quite the social media following because people just can’t get over the dramatic and often sensual way in which he beats, treats, and eats his meats. He recently broke the internet after posting a video demonstrating his apt knife skills . . . and the theatrical finesse with which he adds seasoning to his steak. And thus, saltbae, the internet’s new favorite sex icon, was born.

Twitter users took note of his sassy demeanor and naturally used it as the perfect fuel for 2017’s best new meme, often using it to describe how extra they are. Keep reading to laugh your ass off at some of the most hilarious saltbae memes so far.

And who could blame the Internet? Especially after a deep dive through his trove of meat-spanking, grill slapdowns and tri-tip waggling videos that can only be described as “foodporn” — emphasis on the “porn.”

On January 7th, 2017, Gökçe uploaded a video of himself carving a steak and sprinkling salt over his forearm on to the meat (shown below). Within 48 hours, the video gained over 2.4 million views and 8,700 comments.[1] That day, Twitter user @lolalissaa[3]reposted the video along the the message “so this is saltbae”

saltbae, a Turkish chef named Nusret Gökçe who owns a chain of six steakhouses, already had a pretty decent Instagram following, but went full-blown viral after a new video of him sprinkling salt on a perfectly deboned steak became a meme to illustrate the moments when you’re being the most.