Comments: Thrill of the Hunt...

Guinea pigs are awful. They're stringy & taste like cat.

Posted by Harvey on January 26, 2005 10:22 AM

Apparently they are good eatin' in Peru. Long story made short: I used to work in a fast food joint where the janitor was an elderly Peruvian gentleman who was kind of weird... example: He'd shaved off his eyebrows and drawn them in with a wide-tip brown magic marker. Anyway, he used to tell us all about guinea pig stew and roasts and such, full recipes, while we were slingin' burgers and fries.
He eventually was fired for stealing ketchup packets... no piker he, he "borrowed" the forklift and took an entire pallet full of ketchup packet boxes TWO BLOCKS down the street to his rented room. He was amazed the boss took umbrage. Go figger, huh?

Posted by LeeAnn on January 26, 2005 01:46 PM

My grandfather used to raise rabbits. They were "domesticated" (for lack of a better word) and were being raised for one sole purpose. Dinner. They were quite good. Wild rabbit is a little tough, but domesticated rabbit...yum. :)

Posted by Martyr73 on January 26, 2005 03:12 PM

Rabbit is very good. Guinea pig, I don't know, but I'll take Harvey's word for it. Eating pets can be hard. A friend of mine raises calves every year for the beef. The first year he messed up and let his kids give them pet names like Buffy and Jody, so it was hard to butcher his kids pets. So from then on he named them Freezer Project One and Freezer Project Two to keep everything in perspective.

Posted by Dash on January 26, 2005 06:49 PM

I dated a guy whose family owned a cattle farm. They named all their cows. They'd be sitting at the table and say, "So Ma, who're we eatin' tonight?" No big deal to them. They named one of their cows Mac, as in McDonalds.

Posted by Boudicca on January 26, 2005 08:23 PM

Give the kid an "A" for showing some damn initiative!

Posted by zonker on January 26, 2005 11:21 PM

A rodent is a rodent, is a rodent. And include the pesky squirrels!

Posted by Indigo on January 26, 2005 11:31 PM

Wabbit? That is twuly gwoss.

Posted by Jim - PRS on January 26, 2005 11:49 PM

They (guinea pigs) are also a staple food in Ecuador. Apparently, they make a nice chowder with potatoes and corn...

Posted by uruloki on January 27, 2005 11:46 AM