Tuesday, May 22, 2007

They eat that?

One of the joys of living in a new country is learning to eat what the local people eat.

A few weeks before I left to come to Peru, I heard a story on NPR about guinea pigs in Peru. My curiosity was piqued as I found out that in the coastal regions of Peru, there are many people and businesses that raise guinea pigs. While the market is not very strong for the cuddly little pet, many Peruvians count on guinea pigs as a good source of protein.

Yup, Fluffy and Furry are Lunch and Supper in Peru! While I have not sampled any as of yet, I would imagine this is a bridge I will have to cross sometime in the future.

As they say, here´s looking at you...


Ed said...

Well I'm not sure it beats the Village Dipper we went to tonite, but then, ya never know! Hey, we slept with the furry little creatures when we were up in the Andes a couple of years ago. I do know they love potato peelings. Let me know when it becomes a regular part of your diet! Enjoy!

Kerri said...

oh dave, good luck with that :)

Daniel said...

KID! you gotta say "Kid" at the end of you say "here's looking at you..." How's it going Dave? Having fun?

As I said before, I'm extremely jealous.