Hitler’s Former Food-Taster Tells All

She sampled the führer's asparagus.
She sampled the führer's asparagus. Photo: Markus Schreiber/AP/Corbis

“The food was delicious, only the best vegetables, asparagus, bell peppers, everything you can imagine. And always with a side of rice or pasta. But this constant fear — we knew of all those poisoning rumors and could never enjoy the food. Every day we feared it was going to be our last meal.” —Margot Woelk was one of fifteen “girls” who spent two and a half years testing Adolf Hitler’s all-veggie diet to make sure it wasn’t poisoned, and all she got out of it was this stupid vegan chili recipe. [Stars and Stripes]