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  • Marco Frattaroli , a Portland, Ore., chef, recently hosted a dinner inspired by the Renaissance at his restaurant, Bastas Trattoria, where he spit-roasted pig, rabbit and quail, rather than the robins and other songbirds specified in the old recipe.

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  • Because real men like spit-roasted ox, not anabolic steroids.

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  • Locals delight in being able to score sopes al pastor, which feature a thicker-than-tortilla disc of masa, topped with spit-roasted pork, beans, cheese, lettuce and salsa.

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  • The other dish that has caused widespread comment is the Tipsy Cake, which is actually spit-roasted cubes of pineapple with an accompanying miniature saucepan of brioche.

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  • During the '80s and '90s, Ms. Waters welcomed Paul Bertolli, who introduced Chez Panisse to Italian cookery with dishes like spit-roasted pork wrapped in wild fennel with fresh shell beans.

    Grilled Chicken With Garlic Purée and Shaved Zucchini Salad

  • But don't expect to see him next time you come to D.C. in the mood for spit-roasted goat or carrot foam.

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  • Döner kebab—that vaguely Turkish sandwich, featuring spit-roasted mystery meat—was said to have been invented at the other end of Kreuzberg in the 1970s.

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  • The lunch menu also recently featured a $15 pizza with pork sausage, wild nettle and ricotta, and a $24 spit-roasted Becker Lane pork loin.


  • The Easter menu was pretty exotic: spit-roasted pig with all the trimmings.

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  • She made it with bacon, or with oranges and wine, or barbecued, or spit-roasted, plain—simple, delicious cooking.

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