Cooking pig can be done in many ways. The most common modern methods of cooking a whole hog is on a rotisserie over a fire pit. This form of fire pit cooking is efficient and relatively easy, but requires special equipment, namely the heavy-duty hog rotisserie which can support a heavy roast. However, whole animals, particularly whole pigs, have been roasted by more primitive means for centuries. More “primitive” should not imply “worse” however. Many Polynesian cultures have been roasting whole pig in a barbecue pit underground for centuries and the results can be fantastic!