We're at a food fair in Cuenca and the main dish is guinea pig, or better known here in these parts of the Americas as cuy. Cuy is a local delicacy in Ecuador.
Cuencanos ask us during conversations,"Have you tried cuy yet? You've gotta try cuy"!
"Ur, uh, well, no, not yet but our oldest son has eaten cuy at his friends home", We proudly tell him.
"Oh yeah, what did he say?" They ask with big grins on their face.
"He said it tastes like greasy chicken". We all start laughing.
One of our other sons grew up having hamsters, mice, rats, and gerbils as pets and he lets everyone know right off the bat that he does not eat pets!! We're with him. Guinea pigs are about as big as a rats but cute like hamsters.