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Former Kremlin chef reveals Putin’s culinary preferences


French chef Jerome Rigaud, who has worked in the Kremlin for several years, has revealed about Russian President Vladimir Putin’s culinary preferences.
Accordingly, in an interview with the Paris Match newspaper, Rigaud said that the Russian leader likes meat dishes, and Deputy Chairman of the Russian Security Council Dmitry Medvedev likes fish with sweet and sour sauce.

“Before starting the workday, military doctors tested my food in the lab. I have to wait for their permission to set the table for the president under close supervision,” said the French chef. Former French chef Jerome Rigaud of the Kremlin. (Photo: Instagram) In addition, Mr. Rigaud also revealed that he hosted a reception for the Russian elite of up to 2,000 people, but noted that he was obliged to keep the state secret, so he could not give details about the publicity. his job in the Kremlin. “Russians are very sincere people who like to sit at the table for hours. Hunger has left a mark on their memory, and therefore they never throw away their bread and respect the food.” The French chef further explained, the party usually starts with vodka, then the dishes appear and continue until the end of the meal. The French chef admitted he was really surprised that no one invited the Russian chef to France. According to Mr. Rigaud, they have reached a high level and should have received 1 or 2 Michelin stars (the highest honor in the international culinary industry). The press secretary of the Russian leader Dmitry Peskov also commented that Putin is a modest person in eating, he avoids flour products. Before that, in 2020, Mr. Anatoly Galkin, the Kremlin’s head chef with more than 30 years of experience, knew very well the culinary preferences of many Kremlin bosses, starting with General Secretary Leonid Brezhnev to to future Russian Presidents. “Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin is nothing ‘supernatural’, he likes minced meat, lamb, veal, sometimes he eats a piece of fish,” Galkin said. El Confidencial newspaper also previously revealed President Putin’s diet in a study on obesity in world leaders. Specifically, Putin has a body fat percentage of 25.7%. Putin’s standard diet consists of lean meat, fish, fruits, vegetables, whole grains and eggs. President Putin tries to avoid processed products and alcohol, however, if there is a party, he will choose wine or beer. According to the press, he often gets up late and combines breakfast and lunch into one. Putin’s breakfast is usually very rich, including: omelet or drink raw quail eggs, dried fruits and vegetables, buckwheat porridge, Altai honey. With dinner snacks like dairy products or yogurt. Such a diet helps Putin stay in top shape, he regularly plays sports such as swimming, martial arts, skiing and hockey.