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2013-04-03 08:38:29 AM
Cuye.

Nothing new here.
 
2013-04-03 09:13:29 AM
Don't ever go to Peru, subby.
 
2013-04-03 09:27:29 AM
You mean the guinea pigs that were specifically bred to be eaten, subby?
 
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2013-04-03 09:35:50 AM
S4ti8d by p1g5.
 
2013-04-03 10:03:37 AM
This is one of those things which falls in and out of style over time.


From the Houston municiple code:

It shall be unlawful for the owner or keeper of any geese, ducks, turkeys, chickens or other domestic fowl or rabbits or guinea pigs, where such fowl or animals are kept for sale or for any purpose other than domestic use or home consumption,...


So at some point prior to 1968 when the code was written, folks were eating guinea pigs in Houston.
 
2013-04-03 10:15:27 AM
Just don't serve me one that's been in Richard Gere's ass.

/yes, that was a gerbil
//way to be pedantic and step on the joke, ass
///who am I talking to?
 
2013-04-03 10:27:55 AM

oldernell: Don't ever go to Peru, subby.


Or Ecuador.
 
2013-04-03 10:28:13 AM
Why do some animals get te special "DO NOT EAT" treatment?
 
2013-04-03 10:30:34 AM
My local Chino- Latino restaurant has cuyes on the menu (or at least they did a couple years ago) but you have to call ahead.
 
2013-04-03 10:30:59 AM
I'm in. I just have to find the correct hot sauce pairing.
 
2013-04-03 10:32:00 AM
They're actually not bad if cooked right. Not a lot of meat on them

/Never had a guinea pig cause I was always told not to play with my food
 
2013-04-03 10:32:35 AM

Raging Whore Moans: Why do some animals get te special "DO NOT EAT" treatment?


Because we think we have some kind of special connection with them.

/or because they taste bad.
 
2013-04-03 10:32:41 AM
I've consume rabbits, squirrels, whistle pigs, raccoons and other assorted small mammals. I just have one question. Are they tasty?
 
2013-04-03 10:33:51 AM
They were good pets as a kid, but now they are cool but not worth my time. They eat, sleep, reproduce, and shiat in a corner. At least they gave me good store credit with each litter.
 
2013-04-03 10:34:55 AM

Raging Whore Moans: Why do some animals get te special "DO NOT EAT" treatment?


I don't know but I wonder. I have chickens, and I eat chicken. (Not my own. They're pets.) this doesn't bother me in the slightest. I have had guineas in the past, but even when in Peru, if I ever happen to be, I don't think I could eat them. Dogs or horses either, although I had some mystery meat in Europe that I suspect was horse. I guess certain animals are in my brain under Affectionate Pets, Do Not Eat. And others are up there under Tasty and Good With A Nice White Wine Reduction.
 
2013-04-03 10:37:17 AM
Tried gunea pig when I was in Peru. They're tasty, but greasy, at least the one I had. The most disturbing thing was that they were serverd with the claws and head still attached, and its eyes were staring up at you from the plate.

Just prior to that we had visited a small village where they had a little pen filled with a dozen or so guinea pigs. I always wondered if that was like a lobster tank at a seafood restaurant, where you could pick the one you'd eat...
 
2013-04-03 10:37:19 AM
Why is this "sick" but eating a cow (which is arguably more intelligent and personable than a guinea pig) or a pig (which is definitely more intelligent, though also meaner) is perfectly okay? A gentle, loving steer that likes to be scratched between the eyes is meat, a skittery little rodent is "sick"?

I'm a slacker, though. I'll eat them when the meat shows up in handy little cans in the grocery store next to the tuna. :p
 
2013-04-03 10:37:22 AM
Mmmmmmm....Guinea Bacon!
 
2013-04-03 10:38:41 AM

Mid_mo_mad_man: I've consume rabbits, squirrels, whistle pigs, raccoons and other assorted small mammals. I just have one question. Are they tasty?


tastes like groundhog or squirrel, not as gamey since they are farm raised. stringy and dry, all the fat in under the skin. Rabbit is the only good meat animal in your list. the others are for when its time to eat, or starve. blech. YMMV
 
2013-04-03 10:38:41 AM
I call bullshiat - here in 'Merica we don't eat them critters
 
2013-04-03 10:38:57 AM
It's just a bit of weirdness that I was searching for a place that does cuyes the other day. I know this is just a matter of observation bias but I keep seeing things or thinking of things briefly before I either need to know the term or someone else rolls out a product I was thinking of. In this instance we probably had a similar cue, they just had a publishing outlet.

I have no objection to cuyes, they look like they might be tasty.
 
2013-04-03 10:40:15 AM

willfullyobscure: Mid_mo_mad_man: I've consume rabbits, squirrels, whistle pigs, raccoons and other assorted small mammals. I just have one question. Are they tasty?

tastes like groundhog or squirrel, not as gamey since they are farm raised. stringy and dry, all the fat in under the skin. Rabbit is the only good meat animal in your list. the others are for when its time to eat, or starve. blech. YMMV


This, and even then rabbit really has to be cooked properly to be edible.
 
2013-04-03 10:40:18 AM
I've eaten dog before, when I was a kid in another country (no, not korea). It's actually very tasty. I wouldn't do it again, because I really like dogs. (all bets are off if one tries to bite me for no good reason)

Guinea Pig? I remember stories my grandmother told me - during ww2, if you were lucky enough to catch one you thanked heaven for the delicacy.

I'd much rather have tiny steaks than to see rain forests turned into pastures.
 
2013-04-03 10:40:47 AM
Is this what they mean by long pig?
 
2013-04-03 10:41:36 AM
I licked my monitor on Monday.
 
2013-04-03 10:44:32 AM
They let you use the "sick" label for just about anything these days, including food.  Seems like subby has an eating disorder.
 
2013-04-03 10:45:06 AM

ZAZ: S4ti8d by p1g5.


This isn't your login window
 
2013-04-03 10:47:25 AM
pastoturista.galeon.com

Dinner is served!
 
2013-04-03 10:48:06 AM

megarian: I'm in. I just have to find the correct hot sauce pairing.


Never mind the hot sauce, which wine - white or red?
 
2013-04-03 10:51:56 AM
Mid_mo_mad_man: I've consume rabbits, squirrels, whistle pigs, raccoons and other assorted small mammals. I just have one question. Are they tasty?

I had the opportunity to eat raccoon once...

I turned it down.  It was a dark grey color and greasy.  Scavengers typically don't make for good eats.
 
2013-04-03 10:53:39 AM
crow202.org
People eating pigs?

crow202.org
Or pigs eating people?

(yeah, yeah, very few guinea pigs ever get demonically possessed, I know....)
 
2013-04-03 10:54:06 AM

Burr: Mid_mo_mad_man: I've consume rabbits, squirrels, whistle pigs, raccoons and other assorted small mammals. I just have one question. Are they tasty?

I had the opportunity to eat raccoon once...

I turned it down.  It was a dark grey color and greasy.  Scavengers typically don't make for good eats.


Ever had lobster?
 
2013-04-03 10:54:15 AM
Reason why I probably won't ever eat a guinea pig: I used to have one as a pet, and I get grossed out by any meat product that resembles the actual animal (see: whole pigs with apples in mouth).

I have no objection to others eating them though but I do object to people eating dogs and cats. I think it's just ingrained in me from birth basically that dogs and cats are pets/family members.
 
2013-04-03 10:54:31 AM

walkerhound: megarian: I'm in. I just have to find the correct hot sauce pairing.

Never mind the hot sauce, which wine - white or red?


That...that's a pretty good question.
 
2013-04-03 10:54:46 AM

Satan's Bunny Slippers: Cuye.

Nothing new here.


done in 1. cry more subs.
 
2013-04-03 10:54:51 AM
Had one in Ecuador. Tasted a bit like pork but the flavor was stronger. I liked it but it was somewhat expensive. Given how inexpensive Ecuador is in general, it must be for only special occasions.

Of course, I also ate jungle fruit worms in the Amazon while in Ecuador so my palate might not match that of a normal person.
 
2013-04-03 10:54:58 AM

Worldwalker: Why is this "sick" but eating a cow (which is arguably more intelligent and personable than a guinea pig) or a pig (which is definitely more intelligent, though also meaner) is perfectly okay? A gentle, loving steer that likes to be scratched between the eyes is meat, a skittery little rodent is "sick"?

I'm a slacker, though. I'll eat them when the meat shows up in handy little cans in the grocery store next to the tuna. :p


Cows personable? Never spent any time on a farm have ya, city boy.
 
2013-04-03 10:56:25 AM

willfullyobscure: Mid_mo_mad_man: I've consume rabbits, squirrels, whistle pigs, raccoons and other assorted small mammals. I just have one question. Are they tasty?

tastes like groundhog or squirrel, not as gamey since they are farm raised. stringy and dry, all the fat in under the skin. Rabbit is the only good meat animal in your list. the others are for when its time to eat, or starve. blech. YMMV


Have to disagree with you.  My cousin traps squirrel, and the leg/ shoulder section he cooks like chicken wings.  They are great, similar meat amount, without the chunky fat deposits chicken wings often have.
 
2013-04-03 10:57:05 AM

willfullyobscure: Mid_mo_mad_man: I've consume rabbits, squirrels, whistle pigs, raccoons and other assorted small mammals. I just have one question. Are they tasty?

tastes like groundhog or squirrel, not as gamey since they are farm raised. stringy and dry, all the fat in under the skin. Rabbit is the only good meat animal in your list. the others are for when its time to eat, or starve. blech. YMMV




The key to good groundhog is trimming all visible fat and slow moist cooking. Same with raccoons. Squrriels should be drowned in gravy after frying. As for rabbits tame ones are used like chicken. Wild ones are good but unquie flavor.
/raised rabbits as a child.
// had no problem butchering my pets
/// slashies
 
2013-04-03 10:57:25 AM

j__z: They're actually not bad if cooked right. Not a lot of meat on them


Maybe not with the pet store variety. If a large market ever opened up in the US, Tyson would start breeding super-guineas that weigh 10 pounds and are so freakishly deformed that they can't move or reproduce on their own. Then they will sell them to you cleaned, packaged, and pumped full of brine for $1.50/lb at your local grocer.
 
2013-04-03 10:57:55 AM

Satan's Bunny Slippers: Cuye.

Nothing new here.


exactly.

new trend? wtf. theyve been eating that for a long time
 
2013-04-03 10:58:29 AM
I'd be careful with this, we don't need to piss this guy off again:
25.media.tumblr.com

/La muerte peludo!  LA MUERTE PELUDO!
 
2013-04-03 10:59:09 AM

chitownmike: Burr: Mid_mo_mad_man: I've consume rabbits, squirrels, whistle pigs, raccoons and other assorted small mammals. I just have one question. Are they tasty?

I had the opportunity to eat raccoon once...

I turned it down.  It was a dark grey color and greasy.  Scavengers typically don't make for good eats.

Ever had lobster?


Yeah (and I am not particularly fond of them), and shrimp, clams, etc... and I thought about this when I was typing it.  I would think that aquatic bottom feeders are different then large land scavengers.
 
Ant
2013-04-03 10:59:27 AM

cchris_39: Cows personable? Never spent any time on a farm have ya, city boy.


Yeah! A cow would eat you and everyone you love if given half a chance!
 
2013-04-03 10:59:47 AM

cchris_39: Worldwalker: Why is this "sick" but eating a cow (which is arguably more intelligent and personable than a guinea pig) or a pig (which is definitely more intelligent, though also meaner) is perfectly okay? A gentle, loving steer that likes to be scratched between the eyes is meat, a skittery little rodent is "sick"?

I'm a slacker, though. I'll eat them when the meat shows up in handy little cans in the grocery store next to the tuna. :p

Cows personable? Never spent any time on a farm have ya, city boy.


This. The only personality cows have is when one of them goes permanently crazy and charges the fence every time someone comes near.
 
2013-04-03 11:02:25 AM

Burr: Mid_mo_mad_man: I've consume rabbits, squirrels, whistle pigs, raccoons and other assorted small mammals. I just have one question. Are they tasty?

I had the opportunity to eat raccoon once...

I turned it down.  It was a dark grey color and greasy.  Scavengers typically don't make for good eats.




Coons are very clean omnivores. Again one must trim any fat. The kitten coons are the really tasty ones.
Thou no small mammals taste as good as venison or black bear
 
2013-04-03 11:03:14 AM

walkerhound: megarian: I'm in. I just have to find the correct hot sauce pairing.

Never mind the hot sauce, which wine - white or red?


http://matadornetwork.com/nights/4-delectable-rodents-and-the-wines-th at-go-with-them/

You're welcome?
 
2013-04-03 11:05:44 AM

hobnail: My local Chino- Latino restaurant has cuyes on the menu (or at least they did a couple years ago) but you have to call ahead.


Well, duh! You have to give them time to head to the house and take it away from their crying kid.
 
2013-04-03 11:05:45 AM

FARK rebel soldier: cchris_39: Worldwalker: Why is this "sick" but eating a cow (which is arguably more intelligent and personable than a guinea pig) or a pig (which is definitely more intelligent, though also meaner) is perfectly okay? A gentle, loving steer that likes to be scratched between the eyes is meat, a skittery little rodent is "sick"?

I'm a slacker, though. I'll eat them when the meat shows up in handy little cans in the grocery store next to the tuna. :p

Cows personable? Never spent any time on a farm have ya, city boy.

This. The only personality cows have is when one of them goes permanently crazy and charges the fence every time someone comes near.


Cattle have only two emotions....blissfully unaware and crazy.

As for swine, yeah, you can see the intelligence in their eyes.  You see them planning to kill you and everybody you hold dear.

/raised on a hog farm
 
2013-04-03 11:06:24 AM

MyKingdomForYourHorse: willfullyobscure: Mid_mo_mad_man: I've consume rabbits, squirrels, whistle pigs, raccoons and other assorted small mammals. I just have one question. Are they tasty?

tastes like groundhog or squirrel, not as gamey since they are farm raised. stringy and dry, all the fat in under the skin. Rabbit is the only good meat animal in your list. the others are for when its time to eat, or starve. blech. YMMV

This, and even then rabbit really has to be cooked properly to be edible.


I'd eat a rabbit, just because rabbits are assholes.
 
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