Lancaster pizzeria earns national recognition in competition

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MANHEIM, Pa. -- Norma Knepp's Tuesdays just got a whole lot busier.

Knepp, who owns Norma's Pizza at Root's Farmer's Market and Auction in Manheim, Lancaster County, recently had her New York-style pizza named the best in the United States. Knepp took part in the Caputo Cup USA pizza-making competition.

"Pizza makers, chefs came from all over Italy and all kinds of places," Knepp explains. "You could compete in New York-style or you could compete in wood-fired oven Neapolitan style."

The judges based their award on taste, presentation, and originality.

"I never felt that way before. It was like I was crying, but I was on cloud 9," Knepp says.

Knew says the secrets to her pizzas are having passion and respect.

You can try a slice for $2 at the market on Tuesdays.

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