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Author:  gwalla [ Tue Oct 19, 2004 2:47 pm ]
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Something tells me that this isn't going to be the culianary hit they're looking for.

Author:  gnolam [ Tue Oct 19, 2004 3:38 pm ]
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When I was in Ecuador a couple of years ago it seemed quite common, in the rural areas at least, to farm guinea pigs for food :)
Never got the chance to try it though...

Author:  DarthBaboon [ Tue Oct 19, 2004 4:14 pm ]
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Food is not suposed to be cute. That is why we eat cows, pigs, and chicken.

Author:  Nick101 [ Tue Oct 19, 2004 4:25 pm ]
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It depends on how good it tastes.

Author:  Zwilnik [ Tue Oct 19, 2004 4:53 pm ]
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Once you decapitate, skin, and clean it, cuteness matters very little.
That's why most food comes without eyes (seafood excluded).
Those little suckers could be delicious! :)

Of course, marketing them in industrialized western countries could be somewhat painful.

Author:  Dark_Tiger [ Tue Oct 19, 2004 5:32 pm ]
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It's common to eat those little tribble wannabes throughout South America as I understand it.

Author:  DarthBaboon [ Tue Oct 19, 2004 6:36 pm ]
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It is also common in some places to eat dog, but you don't catch me doing that.

Author:  gyoza [ Wed Oct 20, 2004 1:08 am ]
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I have a policy when it comes to food: if what's on my plate looks anything like what it was when it was alive, it's not going in my mouth.

But if those guinea pigs are sufficiently disguised, and taste decent, why not? :)

Author:  Bunny Suction [ Wed Oct 20, 2004 2:02 am ]
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gyoza wrote:
I have a policy when it comes to food: if what's on my plate looks anything like what it was when it was alive, it's not going in my mouth.

But if those guinea pigs are sufficiently disguised, and taste decent, why not? :)


Cause I had a pet guinea pig when I was a little kid. His name was Timmy. I'm not eating Timmy.

Author:  Ogredude [ Wed Oct 20, 2004 12:46 pm ]
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When I was about 6, I had a couple pet sheep. We ate them. I didn't have a problem with it. And I knew full well that we were going to eat them the whole time.

In fact, we named them as a reminder. Chopper (lamb chop) and Leggo (leg of lamb)

I've also had pet cows growing up. We ate them all. Well, not Charlotte, but that's because she was our milk cow.

And then there was the several pigs I raised over the years as 4H projects. Those got auctioned off to people who were going to eat them. And I knew full well.

Not to mention the pigs we kept for ourselves, too.

I guess it's just one of those things you learn when you grow up in the country. Food comes from cute critters.

I wouldn't mind trying guinea pig. I wonder what it tastes like.

Author:  DarthBaboon [ Wed Oct 20, 2004 4:22 pm ]
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Ok, let me clarify. I will eat cute things. Rabbit is good, as is venison. But I do not see the dinning appeal of a guinea pig. It is small, smaller than a rabbit. I guess it could be stewed or made into a soup. I also don't seethe general dinning apeal. Do these things even taste good? I would try it, but I won't go out and seek it as a meal of choice.

Author:  Kodiak Claw [ Wed Oct 20, 2004 4:24 pm ]
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Yes but these are giant guinea pigs

Author:  DarthBaboon [ Wed Oct 20, 2004 4:44 pm ]
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Kodiak Claw wrote:
Yes but these are giant guinea pigs


A giant guinea pig is still a guinea pig.

Author:  Kodiak Claw [ Wed Oct 20, 2004 4:55 pm ]
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these are also bigger than rabbits

Author:  DarthBaboon [ Thu Oct 21, 2004 12:22 am ]
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Kodiak Claw wrote:
these are also bigger than rabbits


Still, the point remains. Rabits themselves are not all that usefull for cooking anyway.

Author:  Ogredude [ Thu Oct 21, 2004 12:41 am ]
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oh yes they are.

nummy.

Author:  Attilla [ Thu Oct 21, 2004 12:58 pm ]
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Are they larger than or smaller than Capibaras? (i've probably misspelled that)

Author:  gnolam [ Mon Oct 25, 2004 5:00 pm ]
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DarthBaboon wrote:
It is also common in some places to eat dog, but you don't catch me doing that.

Funny, I've always wanted to try dog... mostly just to have tried it, but hey - Captain Cook claimed dogs tasted excellent. :)
(although I have my doubts - top predators usually don't make for very good food)
And no, I have no "survival of the cutest" inhibitions :D

DB: Darn it, I hit the edit button instead of the quote one. I am sorry, feel free to change it back the way it was.

Author:  Attilla [ Mon Oct 25, 2004 5:13 pm ]
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to ME, Capybaras look like giant guinea pigs

Author:  DarthBaboon [ Mon Oct 25, 2004 7:23 pm ]
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gnolam wrote:
DarthBaboon wrote:
It is also common in some places to eat dog, but you don't catch me doing that.

Funny, I've always wanted to try dog... mostly just to have tried it, but hey - Captain Cook claimed dogs tasted excellent. :)
(although I have my doubts - top predators usually don't make for very good food)
And no, I have no "survival of the cutest" inhibitions :D


Preditors are decidedly not tasty.

My inhibition is survival of the stringy. If Guinea pigs are good eating, I will eat them. If they are not, I wont.

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