Gordon Ramsay reckons guinea pigs are 'delicious'...

News 26/07/2019

You know those fluffy little guys most of us think of as cute pets for kids? Yeah, well notoriously angry celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay reckons they taste delicious.

On his new TV show 'Uncharted', where he travels to "some of the most incredible and remote locations on Earth in search of culinary inspiration, epic adventures, and cultural experiences", Gordon Ramsay raved about his dish - Roasted Guinea Pig.

While visiting Peru, Ramsay made guinea pigs for dinner, but he admitted it's not really something he could serve in the US, say.

"I can’t feature roasted guinea pig on my menus here in the US. I would be taken down. You do not know what you’re missing. I am telling you now, delicious,"

While the idea of eating the little guys might seem surprising to us, they're actually a popular delicacy in Peru. 

According to the BBC, guinea pigs, locally known as 'cuy', have increased in popularity in the past few years, and a boom in guinea pig farming is helping many peasant farmers who are living below the minimum wage to get out of poverty.

While Ramsay didn't think the dish would slide in the US, apparently expat Bolivians and Peruvians living there are willing to pay around $30 USD for a guinea pig on special occasions. 

Guinea pigs are said to be pretty good for you, being low in fat and high in protein. They're traditionally served in their entirety - teeth, claws and all. 

We're not sure how we feel about it tbh, and neither were Twitter users: