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Posted: 10/17/2004 10:39:42 PM EST


www.nypost.com/news/regionalnews/31992.htm

GUINEA-PIG COOKS GET SKEWERED

By ANGELA MONTEFINISE and LORENA MONGELLI

October 17, 2004 -- Cooked guinea pigs are causing a stink in Queens.

The New York City Parks Department cracked down on vendors serving skewered guinea pigs at an Ecuadorian festival in Flushing Meadows, leaving festival organizers feeling burned.

"We believe this dish should be allowed," said Tony Toral, president of the Ecuadorian Civic Committee, which runs the festival.

According to an internal Parks Department memo, the agency gave out three summonses and closed down two vendor booths at the Flushing Meadows-Corona Park festival on Aug. 9 because vendors were selling cuy, an Ecuadorian delicacy.

Costing $40 per plate, the dish featured salad, potatoes, rice and skewered cuy — a type of guinea pig slightly larger than ones kept as pets.

The memo, written by Parks and Recreation Manager Gabriel Echevarria, noted that "Parks Enforcement Police confiscated the guinea pigs."

Although the New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets allows cuy to be purchased as food, New York City does not, based on a vague clause in the Health Code.

Vendor Rosa Calle, who was issued a $1,000 summons and had her booth closed for selling cuy, said she spent $2,020 for a permit and $12,000 for food to attend the festival.

She is considering suing the city for the loss.
Link Posted: 10/18/2004 3:48:34 AM EST
[Last Edit: 10/18/2004 3:53:12 AM EST by Noname]
Keeps me some cuy...!


"Mmmmmmmmm, dats some gooood pig...!"
Link Posted: 10/18/2004 3:50:07 AM EST
Now I want to eat one to piss them off
Link Posted: 10/18/2004 3:50:34 AM EST
Well nyc finally did something right.
Link Posted: 10/18/2004 3:51:15 AM EST
"MMMMM" Taste like chicken,
Nothing like some Skewered Rat for a little snack
Link Posted: 10/18/2004 5:28:47 AM EST
That may be the coolest thing I have EVER seen!!!!!


Let's see ya squeek NOW, ya fuzzy little bastard!!!!
Link Posted: 10/18/2004 5:32:16 AM EST
Forty bucks a plate?! I can get a Whopper value meal for like $5.

Kharn
Link Posted: 10/18/2004 5:35:52 AM EST
Wow, that's like the freakiest thing I've ever seen. But, people are entitled to eat whatever pleases them.
Link Posted: 10/18/2004 5:37:56 AM EST

Originally Posted By Airwolf:

Costing $40 per plate, the dish featured salad, potatoes, rice and skewered cuy — a type of guinea pig slightly larger than ones kept as pets.




I'm going to open up a guinnea pig restraunt!
Link Posted: 10/18/2004 5:42:40 AM EST

Originally Posted By garr:
"MMMMM" Taste like chicken,
Nothing like some Skewered Rat for a little snack



And only $40 a plate....what a deal. Just wait until you see whats being served up at the Llama Rectum Bistro just down the street....yummy!!!
Link Posted: 10/18/2004 8:05:15 AM EST
How is this much different from eating squirrel, snails, rattlesnake, or muskrat? People in different parts of the world eat all kinds of stuff...it there are lots of these things in Ecuador, makes sense people would eat them.
Link Posted: 10/18/2004 8:06:17 AM EST
It would seem that Economics 101 would take care of this problem... law of supply and demand.

If no demand, the "problem" (and this is a problem???) takes care of itself.
Link Posted: 10/18/2004 8:37:16 AM EST
[Last Edit: 10/18/2004 8:39:44 AM EST by CajunMojo]

Originally Posted By Airwolf:


[ ".....confiscated the guinea pigs."




not everyday you hear that Personally, i'd cook 'em myself, 40 bucks is way too much for a guinea pig IMO.
Link Posted: 10/18/2004 8:44:59 AM EST
mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm, MMM!!!

NOW I'm hungry!

People eat a lot of strange things. Who the hell looks at a guinnea pig and says, "Heeeeey! That looks delicious! I'm gonna eat you up!"?

Link Posted: 10/18/2004 9:32:51 AM EST
They should have bought pre-ban guinea pigs.
Link Posted: 10/18/2004 9:44:28 AM EST
Why the hell should the .gov tell me what I can and can't eat? That's just dumb. If I want to eat sewer rat and labrador retriever stew, it's none of their damn business.
Link Posted: 10/18/2004 9:45:04 AM EST

Originally Posted By garr:
"MMMMM" Taste like chicken,
Nothing like some Skewered Rat for a little snack



looks like rat
Link Posted: 10/18/2004 9:48:49 AM EST
Don't knock it till you try it.
Guinea Pigs are tasty.
Link Posted: 10/18/2004 10:09:31 AM EST
Yuck!

I wouldn't give you 40 cents for that plate.

Link Posted: 10/18/2004 10:11:10 AM EST

Originally Posted By Cincinnatus:
Don't knock it till you try it.
Guinea Pigs are tasty.



+1

Guinea pigs are damn good eatin'.
Link Posted: 10/18/2004 10:13:25 AM EST
It never ceases to piss me off that people migrate to the U.S., live off the prosperity of the land, and then still have festivals celebrating the shit holes of countries that they came from. If you want to be a fucking America, be one... but don't do it hyphenated, i.e. African-American (about as African as Hitler), Asian-American, Mexican-American, etc.
Link Posted: 10/18/2004 10:15:09 AM EST

Originally Posted By Cincinnatus:
Don't knock it till you try it.
Guinea Pigs are tasty.



Sewer rat might taste like pumpkin pie but I'll never know, cuz I wouldn't eat the filthy mothufucka
Link Posted: 10/18/2004 10:15:50 AM EST
Did you enjoy your Columbus Day?
Link Posted: 10/18/2004 10:17:56 AM EST

Originally Posted By Kharn:
Forty bucks a plate?! I can get a Whopper value meal for like $5.

Kharn



And it's probably the same meat...
Link Posted: 10/18/2004 10:18:05 AM EST
Politically correct lieberals making these people use their standards of right and wrong. And we obviously have a few among our ranks. If they wanna eat fried doodoo its up to them.

And watch the new black market guinea pigs sell for $100 a plate....

Do you think cocaine really costs $100 a gram to produce? Make something illegal that has a demand on it, and the price soars.

There are gonna be some rich guinea pig distributors. Watch for signs of stolen gp's.



Link Posted: 10/18/2004 10:20:03 AM EST

Originally Posted By 9mm4me:

Originally Posted By Cincinnatus:
Don't knock it till you try it.
Guinea Pigs are tasty.



Sewer rat might taste like pumpkin pie but I'll never know, cuz I wouldn't eat the filthy mothufucka





Another Tarantino fan I see, nice!!!!



By the way, if fuckers are willing to pay $40 for a bbq'd guinea pig I would seriously like to go into this business.
Link Posted: 10/18/2004 10:23:12 AM EST

Originally Posted By Redcap:

Originally Posted By Cincinnatus:
Don't knock it till you try it.
Guinea Pigs are tasty.



+1

Guinea pigs are damn good eatin'.



I believe many folks in Peru will heartily concur. Personally, I haven't tried them yet and have no intense desire to. But if push came to shove, I guess I would.
Link Posted: 10/18/2004 10:32:18 AM EST

Originally Posted By GrH_Revelation:
It never ceases to piss me off that people migrate to the U.S., live off the prosperity of the land, and then still have festivals celebrating the shit holes of countries that they came from. If you want to be a fucking America, be one... but don't do it hyphenated, i.e. African-American (about as African as Hitler), Asian-American, Mexican-American, etc.



go away nazi

oh, and IBTL
Link Posted: 10/18/2004 10:33:14 AM EST
It's meat.
It's tasty meat.

Link Posted: 10/18/2004 10:37:18 AM EST
I eat squirrell. It probably doesn't taste much different.
Link Posted: 10/18/2004 10:52:01 AM EST
I've never eaten squirrel, is it tasty?
I bet it is.
Those little nut-fed critters...
Link Posted: 10/18/2004 11:32:54 AM EST
I can't believe we got this many responses without someone saying "Ban Cuy, it's for the children"
Link Posted: 10/18/2004 1:07:36 PM EST
gerbils eh, nothing new they've been "pickling" em in california for years
Link Posted: 10/18/2004 1:19:03 PM EST
I just clicked back on this thread, because I'm hungry, and wanted to look at that tasty little hog...
Link Posted: 10/18/2004 1:27:43 PM EST





Link Posted: 10/18/2004 1:27:58 PM EST

Originally Posted By Cincinnatus:
I just clicked back on this thread, because I'm hungry, and wanted to look at that tasty little hog...
www.page.sannet.ne.jp/ikenoue/type1/gete-photo/ge-img/cuy.JPG



It looks good, I would have hacked off the head. I don't like my food looking at me.


It's crazy all the hunters we have here that eat squierrles and rabbits but don't like the idea of eating other rodents like gunnea pigs. I had some Muskrat that was skewered and BBQ'd and it was damn good. That guneia pig looks tasty too.

It's insane how many of you guys want the guberment to tell them what to eat.
Link Posted: 10/18/2004 1:53:31 PM EST
I just the wife out for buffalo steaks.
For some reason I'm in the mood for something a bit gamey....
Link Posted: 10/18/2004 4:20:34 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/18/2004 4:20:55 PM EST by AeroE]
The vendors just failed to pay off the mob - can't cut into their business, you know. [You would think imported S. Americans would know that some Third World practices are universal, especially in their New York colony.]
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