The world record for the longest pizza has been snapped up by Italy with a one and a half kilometre long margherita feast at Milan’s 2015 Expo.
Italian representatives were handed its prize by Lorenzo Veltri, a Guinness World Records judge, who attended the event to measure the 1595.45m pizza.
The recipe for the culinary masterpiece included 1500kg of tomatoes, litres upon litres of extra virgin olive oil and more than one and a half tonnes of mozzarella.
The pizza, which sat along more than 800 tables, was designed and cooked by 80 chefs brought in from all over Italy. The chefs came together to help beat the record previously held by Spain for a pizza 1141.5 metres long.
The dish took three minutes per metre to cook and had to be made in five ovens which were specially adapted for the task.
As soon as the title had been handed over to Italy 300m of the pizza were taken to the city’s Banco Alimentare food bank. The leftovers were eaten by the 30,000 people who attended the event.
serve up：動詞片語，端上（食物、飲料等）。例如：Are you ready to serve up? Everyone is at table.（你可以上菜了嗎？每個人都入席了。）
snap（up）：動詞，迅速抓取、馬上接受、搶購。例如：She walked into the kitchen and snapped up two cookies.（她走進廚房，順手抓了2片餅乾。）
leftover：名詞，剩餘物、殘餘物、殘羹剩菜。例如：Don’t give leftovers to your dog.（不要用剩菜剩飯餵你的狗狗。）