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A food taster is a person tasked with ingesting food or drinks that have been prepared for someone else, to confirm they are safe to eat or drink and devoid of poisons.
Known food tasters
- Ummet, for King Aegon II Targaryen
- Gaemon Palehair, for King Aegon III Targaryen
- King Aerys II Targaryen's food taster, who was forced to suckle at the teats of Prince Viserys's wet nurse before he could be fed.
- Ser Boros Blount, for King Tommen I Baratheon
I begged Lord Arryn to use a taster, in this very room I begged him, but he would not hear of it. Only one who was less than a man would even think of such a thing, he told me.—Varys, to Eddard Stark
- ↑ Fire & Blood, The Dying of the Dragons—The Short, Sad Reign of Aegon II.
- ↑ The World of Ice & Fire, The Targaryen Kings: Aegon II.
- ↑ The World of Ice & Fire, The Targaryen Kings: Aerys II.
- ↑ A Storm of Swords, Chapter 67, Jaime VIII.
- ↑ A Game of Thrones, Chapter 30, Eddard VII.