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Cuy is Guinea Pig – yes just like the pets – and is traditionally eaten in the highlands of Peru on special occasions. We decide an occasion couldn’t get much more special than celebrating our visit to Machu Picchu so when we see a place with cuy al horno (oven roasted guinea pig) on the menu, we sit right down.
The cuy comes baked and quartered on a plate, head and all, with some potatoes on the side. Most disturbing are the tiny little feet and the two buck teeth.
More about Machu Picchu and cuy: http://www.gypsynester.com/machu-picchu.htm