Cone or scoop: Guinea pig ice cream for sale in Ecuador

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Cone or scoop: Guinea pig ice cream for sale in Ecuador

Maria del Carmen Pilapana tops a scoop of a guinea pig flavored ice cream with peanuts, Sept. 28 at her stall on the outskirts of Quito, Ecuador. Out of work, with three children in tow, Pilapana began attending free training courses for entrepreneurs. She was challenged to do something innovative and, after six months of testing, she starting selling offbeat flavored ice creams.
María del Carmen Pilapana chooses a guinea pig at a farm in San Jose de Taboada, Ecuador. In Ecuador, people typically cook guinea pigs with salt and serve them with potatoes and peanut sauce. But Pilapana is taking things to another gastronomic level, serving guinea pigs as a cold dessert.

Cone or scoop: Guinea pig ice cream for sale in Ecuador

Maria del Carmen Pilapana tops a scoop of a guinea pig flavored ice cream with peanuts, Sept. 28 at her stall on the outskirts of Quito, Ecuador. Out of work, with three children in tow, Pilapana began attending free training courses for entrepreneurs. She was challenged to do something innovative and, after six months of testing, she starting selling offbeat flavored ice creams.
María del Carmen Pilapana chooses a guinea pig at a farm in San Jose de Taboada, Ecuador. In Ecuador, people typically cook guinea pigs with salt and serve them with potatoes and peanut sauce. But Pilapana is taking things to another gastronomic level, serving guinea pigs as a cold dessert.
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