Thursday, February 03, 2005

I kinda doubt it ...

[Edit: Originally I had posted the photo I refer to below in the body of the post ... then I realized it was just too icky. I took out the pic and linked to it instead. So warning: don't click on the "this photo link" if you are easily disturbed by food that looks a lot like the animal whence it came.]

One of the questions I've been asking myself as the date of our trip to Ecuador approaches is: Would I be willing to try "cuy," aka guinea pig?

This photo provided the answer. (Which is: um, no, gracias.)

Actually, the answer was provided a few days ago by my "Let's Go: Ecuador" book when it informed me that the name "cuy" is from the "cuy! cuy! cuy!" scream of the guinea pigs just before they are skewered and cooked.



Anonymous said...

okay, yeah, that's not looking too tasty. i don't generally object to food looking like the animal whence it came but that's looking a bit too much like something i dissected way back in freshman biology (well, if the lab had burned down)


andrew said...

mmmm... rodentilicious!

What made me laugh was thinking back to my childhood when lots of our friends had guinea pigs (although we never did.) When a G.P. died you were supposed to put it in a pan on the stove and light the stove to try to resusitate it - 50% of the time it would work. I guess the logical extension is to just leave it in the pan, like the ones in the photo... Waste not, want not, as they say.