Argentines cook 500-metre-long pizza for charity

Buenos Aires, Nov 21 (IANS) Argentine cooks prepared a 500-metre-long pizza in order to raise public awareness for Down syndrome.

The event, organised on Sunday by the Association of Pizzeria and Empanada House Owners, aimed to promote the employment of people with the genetic disorder so as to help them tackle resulting challenges in daily life, Xinhua news agency reported.

Hundreds of residents lined up along the capital city’s central avenue Avenida de Mayo for a total of 20,000 slices of the pizza priced at 30 pesos ($2) for two slices and a beverage.

ome 750 kg of flour, 450 litres of water, 750 kg of mozzarella cheese, 300 kg of ham, 300 liters of tomato sauce and 25,000 olives were used in the pizza.

“I came in the past two years. It is for solidarity, and I would like to help, and the pizza is delicious,” resident Catalina Deit told Xinhua.

–IANS

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