Italy dishes up world record with longest ever pizza

Judge of the Guinness World Records Lorenzo Veltri checks the length of a pizza at the Expo 2015 world’s fair in Rho, near Milan, Saturday, June 20, 2015. (AP)

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.
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