Before ovens, there were dog wheels

Today, hand-cranking a skewered piece of meat over an open flame is thought of as a fun, old-fashioned way to prepare a meal, but when spit-roasting was the standard form of cooking, it was rarely humans doing the cranking. Instead, rotisseries were usually operated by dog power. Many homes had their own “turnspit dog,” an extinct breed of short-legged canine that may have been related … Continue reading Before ovens, there were dog wheels