The Columbus Italian Club announced last week that their giant meatball fell 94 pounds short of the Guinness World Record. Cooked over two days in a hand-crafted steel oven, the 655.5-pound concoction did surpass the current North American record of 327 pounds.

The Columbus Italian Club announced last week that their giant meatball fell 94 pounds short of the Guinness World Record. Cooked over two days in a hand-crafted steel oven, the 655.5-pound concoction did surpass the current North American record of 327 pounds.

Check out Alive photographer Daniel Sohner's documentary of the culinary quest here.