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Food: This Neapolitan pizza could be the world's longest

Neapolitan pizza makers attempt to make the world's longest pizza to break a Guinness World Record along the seafront of Naples in Italy on Wednesday.

Neapolitan pizza makers attempt to make the world's longest pizza to break a Guinness World Record along the seafront of Naples in Italy
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Neapolitan pizza makers attempt to make the world's longest pizza to break a Guinness World Record along the seafront of Naples in Italy

Neapolitan pizza makers attempt to make the world's longest pizza to break a Guinness World Record along the seafront of Naples in Italy

Neapolitan pizza makers attempt to make the world's longest pizza to break a Guinness World Record along the seafront of Naples in Italy

Neapolitan pizza makers attempt to make the world's longest pizza to break a Guinness World Record along the seafront of Naples in Italy

Neapolitan pizza makers attempt to make the world's longest pizza to break a Guinness World Record along the seafront of Naples in Italy

For the wood-fired pizza, which measured two kilometres, they used 2,000 kg of flour, 1,600 kg of tomatoes, 2,000 kg of mozzarella, 200 litres of oil, 30kg of fresh basil.

Past record attempts
According to the Guinness Book of Records, the world's largest pizza was made on December 8, 1990, at the Norwood Pick 'n Pay hypermarket in Johannesburg, South Africa. It was 37.4 meters (122 feet 8 inches) in diameter and was made using 500 kg (1,100 lb) of flour, 800 kg (1,800 lb) of cheese and 900 kg (2,000 lb) of tomato puree.

A commercially available thin-crust pizza at Maze restaurant in London, United Kingdom, which costs GB£100 is considered the world's most expensive pizza listed by Guinness World Records. It is wood fire-baked and is topped with onion puree, white truffle paste, fontina cheese, baby mozzarella, pancetta, cep mushrooms, freshly picked wild mizuna lettuce, and fresh shavings of a rare Italian white truffle.

Although not officially recognized by Guinness World Records, there are several instances of more expensive pizzas, such as the GB£4,200 "Pizza Royale 007" at Haggis restaurant in Glasgow, Scotland, which has caviar, lobster and is topped with 24-carat gold dust, and the US$1,000 caviar pizza made by Nino's Bellissima pizzeria in New York City, New York.

A pizza made by the restaurateur Domenico Crolla that included toppings such as sunblush-tomato sauce, Scottish smoked salmon, medallions of venison, edible gold, lobster marinated in cognac, and champagne-soaked caviar. It was auctioned for charity in 2007, raising GB£2,150.


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