According to The Daily Mail in an article entitled "Paranoid Putin has every meal tested for poison by qualified food tasters", the founder of the elite Club of the Best Chefs (Club des Chefs des Chefs), who cook for world's leaders, Gilles Bragard who once serviced Putin testified that the Russian alpha dog Putin is experiencing a paranoid fear of being poisoned.
For this reason, Putin ordered to inspect every dish by a medically-qualified professional sampler who makes sure that it is completely safe to eat.
Mr. Bragard disclosed Putin's kitchen at a meeting in Paris.
"Tasters still exist but only in the Kremlin, where a doctor checks every dish with the chef", said Mr. Bragard.
"Bragard disclosed that Putin maintains the medieval monarchs' tradition of having everything he eats tried by someone else for fear of poisoning", writes influential Daily Telegraph in its article "Vladimir Putin and his poison tasters".
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