On the premiere of Gordon Ramsay: Uncharted, the celebrity chef travelled to Peru’s Sacred Valley to pig out on some local cuisine. But viewers not all the viewers were thrilled when part of that cuisine included roast guinea pig.
Guinea pigs, or cuyes as they are known as in Peru, are a common source of food, particularly in the higher elevations of the Andes Mountains. As Ramsay showed in his new series, families keep the friendly rodents in their homes until the time comes to harvest them.
In the episode viewers saw living guinea pigs, skinned guinea pigs, and roasted guinea pigs. For some it was too much, and they took to Twitter to voice their displeasure.
I realize people eat different things all over the world, they have to due to region, economics, etc. But being a guinea pig owner and lover I can’t watch Gordon Ramsey’s new show. 😢 those poor sweet pigs.— Sabrina Zombie (@NumbZombieMom) July 22, 2019
My mother left the room after she saw the guinea pigs #uncharted— SanityBroken (@Sanity8roken) July 22, 2019
Ramsay ultimately opted to eat the loin portion of the guinea pig. He said it was “pretty good, like a suckling pig.”
Gordon Ramsay: Uncharted airs Sundays at 10 p.m. on National Geographic.
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