In Italy, A team of 43 Italian pizza chefs broke the all over World Record for most pies cooked within only 12 hours at the Festa Della Pizza in Martina Franca, Italy, on Sunday, September 4th. The team of pizza-maker from across Puglia made 5,836 pizzas in total, according to The Local Italy. So, that’s about nine pizzas per minute.
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The previous record of 5,070 pizzas was set in Chiasso, Switzerland, through the Naples Academy of Pizza last year. The Pugliese team beat the record in 10 hours and 23 minutes, then went on to make an extra 766 pies before your time was up.
The team used five ovens to mix out their pies at lightning speed. And the pizzas weren’t all just plain cheese. Chefs whipped out gluten-free, dairy-free pies, pizza topped with capicola or buffalo mozzarella.
Not all pizza that completes added into the final count: To qualify, a pie had to be at least a foot in diameter. Guinness World Record show on hand to calculate each pie, and any that fell short—about 450—was disqualified.
Moreover, all pies given out free to passersby to local charities and families.
The world record effort was the ending of Martina Franca’s three-day pizza festival. Over 11,000 pizzas complete with in total over the weekend.
Last year, Italians in Naples set the record for World’s Longest Pizza with a pie which stretched nearly a mile long. This took 80 chefs nearly 18 hours to construct.