on the day of Corpus Christi, everyone in Cusco eats Chiriuchu, a big cold plate of : fried corn cake, chicken thigh, cuy (guinea pig), fish eggs, lake sea weed, guinea pig sausage and roasted dried corn

The women preparing the meals wear their traditional hats and big piles of dead grilled guinea pigs are displayed biting the air or biting hot peppers or potatoes.

Chiriuchu on Corpus Christi

So this happened today… chicken, corn, guinea pig, seaweed, fish eggs, cheese, peppers, and some other weird stuff, all of it eaten cold. If I become violently sick and die, now you know why. I had to peel the skin off the guinea pig while holding it by it’s foot, and I nearly threw up when I tried it. No bueno. Chiriuchu (cheery-oo-choo) is a traditional Peruvian dish eaten on Corpus Christi, a…

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