Cuy bien.



CBS reports on the annual Peruvian guinea pig (cuy) festival -- and it's not just about running on a little wheel or navigating mazes; it's about who tastes best "grilled, fried, [or] baked":

Peru's celebration of the guinea pig included contests for the biggest, the best-dressed _ and the tastiest. The second annual festival of the cuy, as guinea pigs are known in the Andes, brought brass bands into the streets of highland Churin on Sunday to celebrate all things related to the furry rodents.

"Zero cholesterol! Protein for anemia!" Teresa Figeroa shouted from under her woven, flower-lined hat.

For 20 soles ($7), she sold plates of guinea pig fried, grilled, baked _ even cuy au vin _ with generous helpings of Andean potatoes and large Peruvian corn called choclo.

Image from Weird News Today

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Kristy, I wasn't trying to argue you into liking the idea of eating meat. I was just responding to your "burning to death" comment, which was obviously incorrect. Lots of societies kill animals and eat meat, and you have every right to judge them on that basis according to your personal beliefs.
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Your right, gail. They were probably killed far more inhumanely than that. Silly me.
P.S Debating on "how" they were killed beforehand personally is irrelevant in swaying my feelings on the matter. It's still disturbing. Full stop.
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Am i the only one disgusted here by the idea of eating a flesh-popsicle??? Here's a hint: if it doesnt taste any good, maybe you shouldnt be eating it!!! Im confussed as to how people could look at that picture of an animal burning to death and think...mmmm...tasty!?
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Loved the KFC comment--I had cuy in Otavalo, and it was tough and gamey, just like squirrel here in Kentucky !!!!!!!!! Kinda looked like a small squirrel too.
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