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Love Cuban food and cocktails? Try The I Love Lucy Cookbook by Jenn Fujikawa.

By Michelle Darrisaw

Ever felt hungry when watching Lucy Ricardo (Lucille Ball) bribe her husband Ricky (Desi Arnaz) with his favorite chicken and rice dish on I Love Lucy? What about those Sunday family dinner scenes from Blue Bloods or the Vulcan and Romulan cuisine featured on Star Trek? Of course, we'd be remiss not to include the Winchester brothers' diner favorites from Supernatural or the envy-inducing Krabby Patties that draw lines of ravenous sea creatures to the Krusty Krab in SpongeBob SquarePants.

Suffice it to say, once food makes a cameo on-screen—even in animated series—you may find it hard to quiet your growling stomach. Fortunately, you don't have to, thanks to cookbooks offering creative entrees, desserts, and drink recipes to whet your appetite. If the only thing you love more than TV is good food, we've got you covered with TV-inspired cookbooks. Add these five cooking tomes to your collection, then make dinner a night in with Paramount+.

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Love exploring strange new … recipes? Try the Star Trek Cookbook by Ethan Phillips and William J. Birnes

\u200bThe cover of the Star Trek Cookbook shows Neelix aka coauthor Ethan Phillips and a variety of his special dishes

The cover of the Star Trek Cookbook shows Neelix aka coauthor Ethan Phillips

The Star Trek franchise spans 10 movies, three film reboots, and more than nine TV series, including Paramount+ originals such as Discovery, Picard, and Lower Decks. It should come as no surprise then that the official Star Trek Cookbook includes more than 330 pages. By Ethan Phillips, who played Neelix on Star Trek: Voyager, and New York Times bestselling writer William J. Birnes, and published by Simon & Schuster, the Star Trek Cookbook features recipes inspired by Star Trek foods and themes and details the story behind some of the characters' favorite dishes. If you're looking to expand your culinary horizons and your Star Trek memorabilia collection, this cookbook is a great addition.

Stream Star Trek: Discovery, Star Trek: Picard, and several Star Trek original series and films on Paramount+.

Love comfort food? Try The Blue Bloods Cookbook by Wendy Howard Goldberg and Bridget Moynahan.

The cover of The Blue Bloods Cookbook shows Bridget Moyhahan cutting a roast

The cover of The Blue Bloods Cookbook.

Not only does Blue Bloods serve up drama, justice, and heartwarming family moments, it also delivers on food. As the tagline on The Blue Bloods Cookbook suggests, there are more than 100 recipes guaranteed to bring your family to the table. Even more impressive, Bridget Moynahan, who stars as Erin Reagan on the popular CBS procedural, is co-author. If you enjoy watching hearty dishes like pot roast and potatoes get passed around the Reagan dinner table, you'll love making our own version of the comforting recipes and Italian-inspired staples featured in this cookbook, including cheesecake covered in NYPD blue topping and Reagan-style pizza.


Watch Blue Bloods on CBS and stream anytime on Paramount+.

Love binge-eating while binge-watching? Try Binging with Babish by Andrew Rea

The cover of the Binging with Babish cookbook displays a dish inspired by the film Ratatouille

The cover of the Binging with Babish cookbook shows a recipe inspired by the film Ratatouille.

Andrew Rea took his passion for film, TV, and food and turned it into the successful YouTube video series "Binging with Babish." His cooking channel boasts more than nine million subscribers. It's easy to see why he channeled that success into the aptly-titled cookbook Binging with Babish: 100 Recipes Recreated from Your Favorite Movies and TV Shows. Rea recreates recipes seen in Paramount Pictures films such as The Godfather, Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events, and Forrest Gump. Cannoli, shrimp, and pasta puttanesca, anyone? He also puts his own spin on favorites like Eggs Florentine from the CBS series Frasier and Krabby Patties and shakes from Nickelodeon's SpongeBob SquarePants.

Stream The Godfather, Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events, Frasier, and SpongeBob SquarePants on Paramount+.

Love eating on the road? Try Supernatural: The Official Cookbook by Julie Tremaine

A blue and red box containing the official cookbook for Supernatural and an apron

Dude, where the pie? The official cookbook for Supernatural.

Burgers, pies, and fries? Oh my! All roads lead to food, and, well, saving humanity in The CW's scary-good series. Although Supernatural ended its 15-season run in November 2020, sci-fi and fantasy fans can still get their diner-food fix with this themed cookbook. If you salivate every time Dean Winchester (Jensen Ackles) bites into a juicy burger to fuel up after fighting evil forces, you're in luck! Dean's picks are all represented in this cookbook, including go-to orders such as Pig 'n a Poke and Sweet Cherry Pie. If Sam Winchester's (Jared Padalecki) love for healthier fare like salads is more your speed, you'll find it here as well. Both novice home cooks and expert chefs will appreciate this culinary manual filled with photos, illustrations, and quotes.

Love Cuban food and cocktails? Try The I Love Lucy Cookbook by Jenn Fujikawa

The cover of The I Love Lucy Cookbook features a red heart and cartoon characters inspired by the TV show credits

The cover of The I Love Lucy Cookbook.

The iconic CBS sitcom brought audiences plenty of laughter and, yes, food triumphs (and fails!) throughout its six-season run. Who can forget Lucy stomping grapes at a local vineyard, slurring her way through the Vitameatavegamin commercial, or working on a chocolate assembly line with her partner in crime, Ethel (Vivian Vance)? The I Love Lucy Cookbook contains plenty of cocktails, Cuban dishes such as Arroz con Pollo, and chocolate treats. Chock-full of visuals celebrating the beloved series and its characters, this cookbook is a must-have for fans.

Stream I Love Lucy on Paramount+.

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And the Tony will go to ... one of these three Best New Musicals: Tina, Moulin Rouge!, or Jagged Little Pill.

Photo: Manuel Harlan; Matthew Murphy; Matthew Murphy

By Nate Millado

Broadway's back—and our anonymous Tony Award voter couldn't be happier about The Great White Way's glorious return. "I went to [new play] Pass Over a couple of weeks ago and everyone broke out into mad applause during the pre-show cellphone announcement!" they said. With the Tonys returning to Paramount+ on Sept. 26—and a special presentation, The Tony Awards Present Broadway's Back, airing immediately after on CBS—Watch tapped this decades-long Tony voter to get their hot takes on theater's most prestigious award. Find out who they voted for (and why), then tune in to the Tonys at 7 p.m. ET/4 p.m. PT on Paramount+.

"There's usually much more fanfare around the nominations. And much more buzz. This year, for a while no one even knew if the Tonys were going to happen," our voter said. "It seems like people are less obsessed with who will win/who should win and more concerned with the show simply going on."

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The 74th Annual Tony Awards air live Sunday, Sept. 26, at 7 p.m ET/4 p.m. PT exclusively on Paramount+.

THE TONY AWARDS® PRESENT: BROADWAY'S BACK! airs Sunday, Sept. 26, 9-11 p.m., ET/PT on CBS.

Best Play, Best Musical, and Best Revival of a Play

\u200bTony Goldwyn and Kyle Soller in The Inheritance

Tony Goldwyn and Kyle Soller in The Inheritance.

Photo: Matthew Murphy for MurphyMade

Best Play
Grand Horizons (Author: Bess Wohl)
The Inheritance (Author: Matthew López)
Sea Wall/A Life (Author: Simon Stephens and Nick Payne)
Slave Play (Author: Jeremy O. Harris)
The Sound Inside (Author: Adam Rapp)

"This is actually a really good crop of Best Play nominees—very strong. I think The Sound Inside is the best play Adam Rapp has ever written, and I'm a huge Bess Wohl fan. I've loved just about everything she's ever done. I thought Grand Horizons was daring and hilarious. Ultimately I voted for The Inheritance, which I thought was such a cool, creative riff on Howards End and a beautiful—and incredibly ambitious—portrayal of contemporary gay life in America. I wept. Audibly."

Best Musical
Jagged Little Pill
Moulin Rouge! The Musical
Tina—The Tina Turner Musical

"This was a really easy one. Unlike so many people, I'm not a massive fan of Moulin Rouge the movie. But I was so taken with the musical version. Everything doesn't need to be over-the-top, but this show does, and it just works."

Best Revival of a Play
Betrayal
Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune
A Soldier's Play

"I can't tell you how many Betrayals I've seen that have left me cold. Granted, Harold Pinter isn't what you'd call a warm and fuzzy playwright, and this is a piece about adultery. Still, this Jamie Lloyd–directed production is the first one I've seen that actually left me moved."

Best Book and Best Original Score

\u200bAdrienne Warren performing in the musical Tina

Adrienne Warren rocks the Tina stage. Can it win Best Book?

Photo: Manuel Harlan

Best Book of a Musical
Jagged Little Pill (Diablo Cody)
Moulin Rouge! The Musical (John Logan)
Tina—The Tina Turner Musical (Katori Hall, Frank Ketelaar, and Kees Prins)

"I think all of these librettists had quite a challenge given that they weren't working with original scores. I went with Tina. I thought that was the toughest story to tell, and it was done with sensitivity, care, and humor in just the right spots."


Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre
A Christmas Carol (Music: Christopher Nightingale)
The Inheritance (Music: Paul Englishby)
The Rose Tattoo (Music: Fitz Patton and Jason Michael Webb)
Slave Play (Music: Lindsay Jones)
The Sound Inside (Music: Daniel Kluger)

"Five original scores, all from plays—has that ever happened before? Crazy, right? This was where I found myself googling clips of the productions trying to find those containing music because I didn't have enough of a memory of the nominees. I hate saying that, but with the delay in nominations and then the delay in voting … my memory is good but not that good. I went with A Christmas Carol."

Lead Actor and Actress in a Play

\u200bMary-Louise Parker performing in The Sound Inside

Mary-Louise Parker in The Sound Inside.

Photo: Jeremy Daniel

Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play
Ian Barford, Linda Vista
Andrew Burnap, The Inheritance
Jake Gyllenhaal, Sea Wall/A Life
Tom Hiddleston, Betrayal
Tom Sturridge, Sea Wall/A Life
Blair Underwood, A Soldier's Play

"Tom Hiddleston. He wrecked me."


Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play

Joaquina Kalukango, Slave Play
Laura Linney, My Name is Lucy Barton
Audra McDonald, Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune
Mary-Louise Parker, The Sound Inside

"Mary-Louise Parker. She wrecked me."

Lead Actor and Actress in a Musical

\u200bAdrienne Warren as Tina in a gold fringed mini dress

Adrienne Warren channels the legendary Tina Turner in Tina—The Tina Turner Musical.

Photo: Manuel Harlan

Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical

Aaron Tveit, Moulin Rouge! The Musical

"So, 60% of voters need to tick 'yes' in order for him to win. It feels a bit like a Little League participation trophy, but I still said yes."

Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical
Karen Olivo, Moulin Rouge! The Musical
Elizabeth Stanley, Jagged Little Pill
Adrienne Warren, Tina—The Tina Turner Musical

"I don't know anyone who didn't vote for Adrienne Warren. It's an astonishing performance—so demanding vocally, physically, and emotionally. And she did it all in those sky-high heels!"

Featured Roles

Danny Burstein in top hat and red velvet jacket as a nightclub impresario in Belle Epoque Paris

Seventh time's the charm? Danny Burstein is the favorite to win Featured Actor in a Musical.

Photo: Matthew Murphy

Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Play
Ato Blankson-Wood, Slave Play
James Cusati-Moyer, Slave Play
David Alan Grier, A Soldier's Play
John Benjamin Hickey, The Inheritance
Paul Hilton, The Inheritance

"For me, it was between the two Inheritance actors: Hilton, for playing two characters, including a time-traveling E.M. Forster, and Hickey—my eventual choice—as an emotionally unavailable billionaire gay Republican."

Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Play
Jane Alexander, Grand Horizons
Chalia La Tour, Slave Play
Annie McNamara, Slave Play
Lois Smith, The Inheritance
Cora Vander Broek, Linda Vista

"Do you believe Lois Smith doesn't have a Tony Award? I hope that changes on Sept. 26."

Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical
Danny Burstein, Moulin Rouge! The Musical
Derek Klena, Jagged Little Pill
Sean Allan Krill, Jagged Little Pill
Sahr Ngaujah, Moulin Rouge! The Musical
Daniel J. Watts, Tina—The Tina Turner Musical

"This is Danny Burstein's seventh nomination, and he's fast approaching Susan Lucci territory. It's time for him to win! Seriously, I think he's only become a more gifted and nuanced actor as his career has gone on. Moulin Rouge! is just the latest in a string of terrific performances he's given over the past decade or so."

Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical
Kathryn Gallagher, Jagged Little Pill
Celia Rose Gooding, Jagged Little Pill
Robyn Hurder, Moulin Rouge! The Musical
Lauren Patten, Jagged Little Pill
Myra Lucretia Taylor, Tina—The Tina Turner Musical

"You hear the phrase 'stops the show' all the time, but it's usually just a figure of speech. Lauren Patten literally stops the show by singing 'You Oughta Know' in Jagged Little Pill. She gets a standing ovation in the middle of the show. I'm not big on standing ovations, but I was that night."

Best Director

The company of Moulin Rouge performing

Jacqueline B. Arnold as La Chocolat, Robyn Hurder as Nini, Holly James as Arabia, and Jeigh Madjus as Baby Doll in Moulin Rouge! The Musical.

Photo: Matthew Murphy

Best Direction of a Play
David Cromer, The Sound Inside
Stephen Daldry, The Inheritance
Kenny Leon, A Soldier's Play
Jamie Lloyd, Betrayal
Robert O'Hara, Slave Play

"Best director, for me, is about who had the hardest job, and who did it the best. Here, that's easily Stephen Daldry. He made a two-part, six-hour-plus play fly by—no small feat."

Best Direction of a Musical
Phyllida Lloyd, Tina—The Tina Turner Musical
Diane Paulus, Jagged Little Pill
Alex Timbers, Moulin Rouge! The Musical

"Moulin Rouge! is a big, splashy extravaganza that could easily have been a big old mess. The fact that it wasn't is entirely owing to Alex Timbers."

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