Food taster

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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


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.[5]


  1. Fire & Blood, The Dying of the Dragons—The Short, Sad Reign of Aegon II.
  2. The World of Ice & Fire, The Targaryen Kings: Aegon II.
  3. The World of Ice & Fire, The Targaryen Kings: Aerys II.
  4. A Storm of Swords, Chapter 67, Jaime VIII.
  5. A Game of Thrones, Chapter 30, Eddard VII.

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