Tuesday, December 23, 2008

A Cavy for Xmas Dinner

This hit the papers a few days ago, so I thought it might make a cute pre-holiday (except for those of you in the midst of your holiday) post:
Are hard times threatening your Christmas dinner? Well then, Peru has the answer: guinea pig.
Officials … hailed the Andean rodent as a low-cost, low-fat alternative to a traditional turkey Christmas dinner.

(And I found a photo of one that could make a meal)

Guinea pigs are a fairly common food item in Peru. They do sound healthier to eat than some stuff we eat (low fat) and less expensive than say a standing rib roast. So does that make them about the 5th “other white meat”? How do I tell the kids that it isn’t chicken?

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