Hitler Food Taster Talks Führer's Vegetarian Diet

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Adolf Hitler was maniacal about more than just world domination during his evil reign over Germany in the 1930s and 40s.

In a new interview with The Telegraph, Margot Woelk explains that she was seized by the SS many decades ago and forced to become the dictator's food taster for two-and-a-half years, checking meals everyday to be sure they were not laced with poison.

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"Only after all of us had tried it was it driven to the headquarters by the SS," Woelk tells the newspaper. "It was all vegetarian, the most delicious fresh things, from asparagus to peppers and peas, served with rice and salads. It was all arranged on one plate, just as it was served to him. There was no meat and I do not remember any fish."

Wow. Who knew the Führer would have whipped up something akin to an Indian Cauliflower Pizza recipe if he were alive today?

A German citizen, Woelk says her husband was sent off to war while she worked for Hitler, and, of course, she was "afraid" to take each bite.

But "we were forced to eat it, we had no choice," she says.

Woelk is thought to be the only surviving member of Hitler’s food tasting team. She was smuggled out by a sympathetic solder, according to this report, and placed on "Goebbels’s train."

All others with whom she worked were shot by the Russians.

Fortunately, while Hitler later joined the deceased and his Aryan fantasies were wiped away, delicious vegetarian recipes live on.