The world’s longest margherita pizza was recently baked in the home of the popular dish – Naples in Italy.
With 200 chefs involved, the doughy delicacy’s home city made an 1853.88 metre-long pizza, which smashed last year’s record of a 1595.45 metre-long pizza made in the World Expo in Milan, reports a website. This news was confirmed by Italy’s food and agriculture board.
Chefs from all over the world spent most of their time on May 18 assembling the pizza from the raw ingredients – 2000kg of flour, 1600kg of tomatoes, 2000kg of mozzarella cheese, 200 litres of oil and 30kg of basil. It was then baked in line with the city’s pizza traditions in a wood fire in five custom-made motorised ovens.
The record attempt had initially been scheduled for May 22, but had to be shifted because of bad weather in the southern Italian city .