A Soggy End For Pizza Record Bid

According to ABC.net.au, “Chefs from some of Melbourne’s best pizza restaurants were attempting to break the record for the world’s longest pizza on Carlton’s famous Lygon Street.”

“More than 40 chefs had been working since midnight to make the 1.2-kilometre long pizza and were halfway through when soggy dough brought the attempt to an end. The pizza was going to be distributed to charities across Melbourne. Judges from the Guinness World Records Association were at hand to decide if the pizza broke the previous record which is held by Poland. One of the organisers, Tony Pantano, says it was a mammoth operation. ‘We require one-and-a-half tonnes of flour, 650 kilos of mozzarella cheese, 1,500 litres of water, 30 or 40 kilos of salt and about 15 kilos of yeast,’ he said.”