Do people really eat Guinnea Pig?
You may best know the guinea pig as a nervous little pet that lives in a cage and eats alfalfa pellets.
"Like oh my god, I cannot believe they were actually eating it" - Becky, 22, Wisconsin, US.
South American restaurants on both coasts seem to be pushing the trend, answering to demand mostly from Andean expats for what is considered a fine and valuable food in Ecuador, Peru and Colombia. Middle-class foodies with a taste for exotic delicacies are also ordering, photographing and blogging about guinea pig. The animals — called cuyes in Spanish — are usually cooked whole, often grilled, sometimes deep fried. Many diners eat every last morsel, literally from head to toe.