Gina Homolka's favorite reads of 2020

Seira Wilson on December 11, 2020

Gina Homolka's favorite reads of 2020

Gina Homolka is a go-to cook, blogger, and cookbook author for anyone who wants to create healthy, flavorful meals that are easy on the waistline but you'd never know it. Homolka's debut title, The Skinnytaste Cookbook: Light on Calories, Big on Flavor was an immediate success, and it set the tone for every cookbook she's done since. 

Skinnytaste Meal Prep: Healthy Make-Ahead Meals and Freezer Recipes to Simplify Your Life is Homolka's fifth cookbook, and this time she's tackling the needs of busy home cooks with time-saving techniques and planning tips, along with 120 recipes. Having meals on hand—meals that only need to finish or reheat in the oven or a single pot—makes cooking stress free on those days when time is short but you still want to serve healthy and delicious food. Skinnytaste Meal Prep is also one of our editors' picks for the best cookbook, food and wine books of 2020.

What do you suppose this cookbook author might look for in a cookbook to go on her own shelf?  Here are five that have been favorites of hers this year.

Sababa: Fresh, Sunny Flavors From My Israeli Kitchen: A Cookbook by Adeena Sussman

Sababa by Adeena Sussman is filled with Israeli recipes that are not only bright, colorful, and delicious, but so easy and doable.

The Dumpling Galaxy Cookbook by Helen You

A must-have cookbook if you love Chinese dumplings. Until you can take a trip to New York City to try Helen's destination-worthy dishes in person, this book is the next best thing.

The Pizza Bible: The World's Favorite Pizza Styles, from Neapolitan, Deep-Dish, Wood-Fired, Sicilian, Calzones and Focaccia to New York, New Haven, Detroit, and More by Tony Gemignani

The Pizza Bible is the most comprehensive pizza cookbook out there. From classic Napoletana and crave-worthy Sicilian slices to favorites like calzones and sausage rolls, this cookbook has go-to recipes for every kind of pizza lover. 

Original Flava: Caribbean Recipes from Home by Craig McAnuff and Shaun McAnuff

Original Flava is an excellent resource for Caribbean recipes, both traditional takes and ones with a modern twist, whenever you crave the big, bold flavors of the islands.

Dinner: Changing the Game: A Cookbook by Melissa Clark

Dinner is a weeknight game-changer for anyone in a cooking rut looking for unfussy recipes that are fresh and approachable.

Author photo credit: Johnny Miller

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