Alessandro Marinacci from Naples’s Pizza Village is gearing up to break the world record for the longest pizza by announcing that he wants to bake a 2 km long monster-margarita later this month. If successful, the attempt will smash the current record of 1,595 metres, held by a pizza baked during Milan’s food-themed Expo last year.
“It’s absolutely a point of pride for our city, which is the home of pizza,” Marinacci told The Local. He also added, “What’s more, unlike Milan’s Expo pizza, our effort will be cooked in the traditional Neapolitan style.”
On Sunday, May 15th, a team of hundreds of pizza chefs from all over the globe will work for around 11 hours to bake the 40 cm wide, 2km-long pizza along the city’s seafront. “For the attempt we have custom designed five motorized wood-burning stoves on wheels.”
Over the course of the day they will use two tonnes of flour, two tonnes of mozzarella, 1,500kg of tomato sauce, 200 litres of oil and 30kg of fresh basil.