Italy dishes up world record with longest ever pizza
Italy beat the world record for the longest ever pizza, serving up a sizzling margherita over one and a half kilometers
Italy beat the world record for the longest ever pizza on Saturday, serving up a sizzling margherita over one and a half kilometers long at Milan’s 2015 Expo.
Guinness World Records judge Lorenzo Veltri handed Italy the crown for a 1,595.45 meters (5,234 feet) long masterpiece made with 1,500 kilos of tomatoes, over one and a half tons of mozzarella and a river of extravirgin olive oil.
The 80 chefs from all over Italy who took part in the creation snatched the title from Spain, which had held the record with a pizza 1,141.5 meters long.
Admiring crowds in Milan gathered alongside the cheese-topped bonanza, which was stretched out over 800 tables, before hungrily getting in line for a slice.
It was first come first served for the 30,000 or so visitors to the Expo, with 300 meters of the pizza destined for the city’s Banco Alimentare food bank.
The Italian delicacy, which took three minutes to cook per meter and was prepared in five special-adapted ovens, was made to celebrate the 126th anniversary of the margherita.
The recipe was first whipped up in 1889 by cook Raffaele Esposito of the Brandi pizzeria in the grand Bourbon palace in Naples in southern Italy -- a summer residence for the kings of the Two Sicilies -- for Queen Regina Margherita.
Pizza-lovers hope winning the record will help boost international support for Italy’s bid to get the classic dish on the UNESCO cultural heritage list, with pizza associations gathering over 300,000 signatures so far.
UAE unveils report on environment at Milan Expo 2015Fahad said that he believed transparency would be a step towards practical solutions for development Middle East
Press visit to UAE Pavilion at Expo Milan 2015Perspective
Egyptian actress dons ‘world’s most expensive wedding dress’The world’s most expensive dress, by Lebanese designer, will be entered into Guinness Book of World Records Variety
Bosnians hope to break world record for biggest chicken stewBosnian chefs hope to break a Guinness World Record for the biggest chicken stew in the world by cooking up the meal for 14,000 people Variety