Two Tons of Flour and Mozzarella to Make a Guinness Record Breaking Pizza

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Pizza chefs from 5 continents are coming together this Sunday, May 15, in Naples, to prepare the world's longest pizza - an entire 2 km (1.2 mi). This culinary temptation is going for a new Guinness World Record.

Thousands of pizza chefs are gathering to prepare the record-breaking 1.2 mi long pizza along a coastal street in Lungomare, Naples.

Pizza is one of the favorite foods of people in 5 continents and each continent is going to have its own representative among the chefs that are going to knead this record-breaking pizza.

Organizers of the event say that food is the surest method of uniting people from various parts of the world and want to show that it only takes 1.2 miles of pizza to unite people 5 continents.

Preparation of the pizza is scheduled to begin this Sunday at 10 am and according to initial estimates it's going to continue for at least 20 hours. The 1.2 mile pizza is going to span between Piazza della Repubblica and Castel dell’Ovo.

To create the pizza they're going to use 2 tons of flour, 2 tons of mozzarella, 3300 lb of tomato sauce, 53 gal of olive oil and 66 lb of fresh basil.

To bake this traditional Italian dish they are going to use 5 mobile ovens to cook the separate pizza sections, each about 3.5 ft (1 m) long.

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After the culinary show ends, all spectators will be allowed to grab a slice of the record-breaking pizza. There's also going to be music and dancing for all those present to have fun before they eat.

Last June, pizza chefs from the Italian town of Rende prepared a 1.2 km (0.7 mi) pizza but only a week later their record was broken by their comrades from Milan, who made a 1.5 km (0.9 mi) pizza, which, at this time, still holds the record for world's longest pizza.

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