[leftover cuy from previous years. pre-recorded blogpost.]
They are a delicacy. The Incas ate cuy (pronounced kwee because that’s what they sound like before you kill ’em and eat ’em). kwee kwee kwee kwee
Poor little things.
The poor little things are pretty tasty though. Something like chicken. Serve on a bed of white rice with ají sauce and tomatoes. Don’t eat the lettuce.
It’s not really a tourist thing because even in a lot of out-of-the-way villages you’ll see signs that read, Aquí Se Venden Cuyes (Guinea Pigs Sold Here).
Guinea Pigs… Yes… They do taste like chicken. And the locals feed them to us to be nice, just as we do with lobsters when midwestern relatives visit the island (What? You’ve never seen the ocean? Have a lobster, then).