The world's largest round pizza "OTTAVIA" serves 50,000 people and weighs 25.6 tons!
A team of five Italian chefs, Record Pizza Men, completed the 40-meter-diameter circular pizza "OTTAVIA" in Rome, Italy on December 13. It broke the size record of huge pizzas and was certified by the Guinness Book of Records as the largest pizza in the world.
A team of five Italian chefs, Record Pizza Men, completed the 40-meter-diameter circular pizza "OTTAVIA" in Rome, Italy on December 13. It broke the size record of traditional giant pizzas and was certified by the Guinness Book of Records as the largest pizza in the world.
The size of OTTAVIA is 40 meters in diameter and weighs 25.6 tons. The ingredients used ranged to 9.9 tonnes of flour, 5 tonnes of tomato sauce and 4.4 tonnes of mozzarella cheese.
World's largest pizza "OTTAVIA" (Source: Business Wire)
Among the giant pizzas made in the past, the one made in South Africa in 1990 was recognized as the largest in the world. The size of the pizza baked at this time was 37.4 meters in diameter and weighed 4,500 kilograms.
Record Pizza Men is a five-member team consisting of Dovilio Nardi, Andrea Mannocchi, Matteo Nardi, Marco Nardi, and Matteo Giannotte. The team reportedly baked OTTAVIA for 48 hours.
Team "Record Pizza Men" I have a pizza cutter (Source: Business Wire)
Chef and event organizer Dovilio Nardi said:
"Pizza is the most important menu of Italian cuisine. It has a long history of more than 3,000 years. In ancient Egypt, people bake flat bread with wheat to celebrate Pharaoh's birthday. It is said that he was seasoned with fragrant herbs and ate.
The name of the pizza baked this time, "OTTAVIA", is named after Octavia the Younger, the first emperor of the Roman Empire. The name symbolizes a breakthrough in Roman history. "
So what's so revolutionary about OTTAVIA? Not to mention its size, it's important that it's made from gluten-free flour.
Gluten is a type of protein contained in wheat and barley. It is estimated that 1 in 100 Americans develop allergies and Seriac disease when ingested. There is no cure and it is necessary to continue eating a gluten-free diet.
OTTAVIA was created to raise awareness of Seriac disease and gluten allergies. Not only is gluten-free food healthy, but it also has the role of promoting that it is delicious.
The pizza is huge, so it's hard to cut!