Have a pet for lunch

Guinea Pigs - Friend or Food

Have you ever looked at a very large guinea pig and started to drool?


In Peru, a guinea pig not only makes a cute pet. It makes a tasty meal! And I don't mean that it prepares something good to eat. Guinea pig is a special meal, cooked up for a special occasion.

In this photo, you see the "before" picture of me with a roasted guinea pig. Some friends had come over earlier that morning with a special gift of three roasted guinea pigs. They were thanking us for giving their son a scholarship to study at an institute that teaches conversational English.

I didn't bother taking an "after" picture, since the end result just looks like a pile of chicken bones. I'm sure you're wondering "What does guinea pig taste like?" Well, it tastes like...chicken! Dark meat of course!