We’ll give you three hints…
How about another clue…
Our dinner, your pet. Tastes like chicken, or possibly rabbit.
Cuy, or Guinea Pig, has relatively little meat. We can’t say we’d eat it again (well, maybe we’d try it grilled), but it was one of the things on our list to sample in Perú. The cuy is prepped very basically, only to remove un-edible bits, save for the head and hands, and the rest is presented quite plainly on the dish: laid out, limbs akimbo, head out, mouth open. Bon Appetit!
The Last Supper painted in the main cathedral in Cuzco shows Christ and the twelve disciples dining on guinea pig.
Wikipedia contributes: The guinea pig plays an important role in the folk culture of many Indigenous South American groups, especially as a food source, but also in folk medicine (to diagnose diseases) and in community religious ceremonies (as a supernatural medium). Since the 1960s, efforts have been made to increase consumption of the animal outside South America.
So, how much do you think it costs to have your childhood pet presented on a platter in Arequipa?
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