Food – A Peruvian Delicacy…Guinea Pig

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Going out to eat in Cusco, Peru is definitely an experience.  Around the main square, touts hang out of their restaurant doors and try to lure you in with promises of free pisco sours, which by the way are extremely tasty.  One of Peru’s traditional foods is this guy or cuy, the guinea pig.  Apparently the people of the Andes have raised and domesticated these little guys for over 5000 years.  Wow!  Jim ordered it, but we all tasted it, and basically once we each had a bite, it was gone.  There’s not a whole lot of meat on them bones.  It definitely is one of those foods that are more trouble than they are worth as far as I’m concerned.  I think the best thing to do with them is throw them in a stew.  Do you think they do that?

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