Open Wide: World's Longest Pizza Stretches for 1.15 Miles
Made in Naples, naturally
By Jenn Gidman,  Newser Staff
Posted May 20, 2016 2:15 PM CDT
Neapolitan pizza-makers broke the world record for the longest pizza ever made by making a 1.15-mile-long pizza along the city waterfront in Naples, Italy, on Wednesday.   (Cesare Abbate/ANSA via AP)
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(Newser) Guinness World Records has confirmed there's a new superlong pizza for the books—and it was meticulously crafted in the Italian city that claims itself as the "heart and soul" of the tasty dish, per NPR. One hundred chefs gathered in Naples Wednesday, merging 4,400 pounds of flour, 3,525 pounds of tomatoes, 4,400 pounds of mozzarella cheese, and more than 50 gallons of olive oil to create 6,082 feet (that's 1.15 miles) of pizza pie, which was then cooked in five portable wood-fired ovens, New York reports. It took the cooks 11 hours to put together their pie, which beat the previous record of a 5,234-foot-long (0.99 miles) pie made in Milan last June. (Who'd like to see John Kasich try to eat this pizza?)