What does 5,000 batches of dough baked over a 48-hour period get you? A place in the record books. Leave it to the Italians to reclaim their heritage by baking up the world’s largest pizza pie.
The pie, magically and masterfully constructed by five Italians chefs, contained 19,800 pounds of flour, 10,000 pounds of tomato sauce, 8,800 pounds of mozzarella cheese, 1,488 pounds of margarine, 551 pounds of rock salt, 220 pounds of lettuce and 55 pounds of vinegar. And if those numbers don’t send your mind for a spin, the pizza weighed in at 51,257 pounds. And, to top it off, this epic wonder of the dinner world is gluten-free. So you and your 50,000 other friends can eat it guilt free.
This blew the previous largest pizza pie record out of the oven, as the predecessor measured 122 feet in diameter and hailed from South Africa. Oh, and that was made with gluten, so 1990’s.
The best part, the chefs named their pizza Ottavia, because apparently, it’s ok to play with your food in Europe. They named the pizza Ottavia as an homage to Rome’s first emperor Octavian Augustus, whose love for pizza is history’s best kept secret.