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Cooking spit

In The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, cooking pots and spits can be found throughout the world, and allow you to cook food that restores your health or provides other temporary effects. Each recipe requires specific culinary ingredients that can also be found throughout Skyrim. Cooking involves combining a multiple ingredients to create meals which benefit the player and can be sold to merchants. Some of the foods that can be made include roasted meats, vegetable stews and soups, desserts and so forth. Most of the meals require salt, meat and fruit or vegetables.

Cooked meals can restore stamina and health to a greater extent than basic/raw foods.