(NEW YORK) — Is it a sign of the apocalypse? The world’s largest pizza has been baked in Italy and it is gluten-free. The mega-pie was put together by five Italians chefs.
According to foodbeast.com, it contains “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.”
The humongous pizza weighed in at a whopping 51,257 pounds. It was made with 5,000 batches of dough and took 48 hours to bake.
The old record for the largest pizza didn’t even come close to this one. It measured 122 feet in diameter and was created in South Africa in the 1990s.
The chefs named their creation Ottavia to pay tribute to Rome’s first emperor Octavian Augustus, who enjoyed a good slice of pizza every now and then.
Copyright 2012 ABC News Radio
Susan Scutti, CNN
Andreas Preuss, CNN