Italian chefs bake record breaking 130ft margherita pizza
Five chefs from Italy have smashed the record for the world's largest pizza after baking a 130ft wide margherita.
The pizza - organised by food specialists Dr. Schar - smashed the previous world record set in 1990 in South Africa which measured 122ft in diameter, the Daily Mail reported.
The huge pizza contained 19,800 lbs of flour and 8,800 lbs of tomato sauce, weighs in at a mega 3.6 stone.
Cooking the margherita was such a logistical problem that the team had to bake the dough in 5,234 separate batches over 48 hours.
Using specialist equipment the pizza was baked at varied temperatures, from 300 to 500 degrees Celsius.
Named Ottavia - after the first Roman Emperor Augustus - the pizza also has an impressive 19,800 lbs of mozzarella.
The chefs also used 1,500 lbs of margarine, 550 lbs of rock salt, 420 lbs of vegetable oil and 50 lbs of balsamic vinegar.
Dovilio Nardi, head of the quintet of chefs, said: "We named the pizza Ottavia to symbolise the hope of a great economic and cultural revival."
"We wanted it to be a symbol of good luck for the recovery of all countries, using the iconic pizza," he said.