Italian football team honoured with world's largest lasagna | inside World Soccer

A Polish restaurant in Krakow has created the world's largest lasagna as a sign of appreciation for the Italian national team, who decided to base themselves in the city throughout Euro 2012.

A Polish restaurant set a Guinness World Record for the biggest lasagna in the world
A Polish restaurant set a Guinness World Record for the biggest lasagna in the world

Photo: worldrecordsacademy.org

The lasagna weighed in at more than 4.8 tonnes and took 10 hours to bake before being sliced into 10,000 portions - setting the world record for the largest lasagna, according to worldrecordsacademy.org

Executive chef Grzegorz Kazubski stated: "It was nice to do something that shows that the Poles are very proud the Italians choose this place to stay during the Euro Cup."

The previous world record for the largest lasagna was one weighing 3.71 tonnes and measuring 21.33 x 2.13 m, made by the Food Bank for Monterey.

With Italy currently preparing for their quarter final showdown with England on Sunday, Giancarlo Russo, one of the chefs cooking the enormous dish, was not sure if the Italian team would be feasting on the famous foodstuff.

He said: "I don't know about the players or if they will try the lasagne because they are on a diet, but they can try just a little bit."

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