We are all familiar with the standard sizes of pizza- regular, medium and large. But who would have thought of making a pizza 1.9 km long??!!
Yes, you read it right.
A new Guinness world record for the world’s longest pizza has been set in the US where over 100 chefs cooked a pizza measuring a whopping 1,930 metres in length.
This incredible feat was achieved in California with the help of volunteers who strived to beat the previous record of 1,853.88 metres, which was achieved in Italy- the birthplace of pizza.
This Herculean task was possible with the help of Pizzaovens.com, a US-based restaurant equipment company. Dozens of chef were in charge of crafting the enormous pizza, which was made using 3,632 kilogrammes of dough, 1,634 kilogrammes of cheese and 2,542 kilogrammes of sauce.
As the dough was stretched for the record, it ran along a conveyor belt which passed through three industrial ovens, which cooked the pizza nonstop for eight hours.
Volunteers helped to shift the oven every 17 minutes so as not to burn the dough, according to the Guinness World Records. Following the event, all pizza slices were donated to local food banks and homeless shelters.
By: Anamika Bhaumik