This is a list of notable spit-roasted foods, consisting of dishes and foods that are roasted on a rotisserie, or spit. Rotisserie is a style of roasting where meat is skewered on a spit, a long solid rod used to hold food while it is being cooked over a fire in a fireplace or over a campfire, or roasted in an oven. Spit-roasting typically involves the use of indirect heat, which usually cooks foods at a lower temperature compared to other roasting methods that use direct heat. When cooking meats, the nature of the food constantly revolving on a spit also creates a self-basting process. Spit roasting dates back to ancient times, and spit-roasted fowl and game "was common in ancient societies".