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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S.W.A.T. star Shemar Moore stepping up his selfie game on social media

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By Nate Millado

They take selfies, post thirst traps, and do TikTok dances! Thanks to social media, fans can connect with celebs from top CBS and The CW shows like never before. Watch rounds up a few of our favorite feeds on Instagram that you should be following right now.

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Emmy winner Bryan Cranston stars in Your Honor.

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By Nate Millado

If ever there was a time we needed television, it was the last year and a half—and CBS Studios gave us stories that made us laugh, cry, and everything in between. With Primetime Emmy nominations just weeks away (July 13), we want to show some love to a few shows and artists that delivered award-worthy entertainment—and escapism.

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Star Trek: Discovery for Outstanding Drama Series

Sonequa Martin Green in black dress leaning against disco ball

Sonequa Martin-Green leads an "extraordinary" cast.

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"So many times we're in the editing room with this treasure trove of options because our cast is so extraordinary. —Alex Kurtzman, executive producer of Star Trek: Discovery

Watch all episodes of Star Trek: Discovery streaming on Paramount+.

The Neighborhood for Outstanding Comedy Series

\u200bCedric the Entertainer and Max Greenfield

Cedric the Entertainer and Max Greenfield star in The Neighborhood.

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"The Neighborhood bridges gaps. It allows us to reach people we would never ever reach before." —Tichina Arnold, who costars as Tina on The Neighborhood

The Neighborhood airs on Mondays at 8 p.m. ET/PT on CBS and streams on Paramount+.

The Late Show With Stephen Colbert for Outstanding Variety Talk Series

Stephen Colbert and Barack Obama

Stephen Colbert beats President Barack Obama at waste basketball.

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"There's only one thing better than a joke working…a joke not working," said The Late Show host Stephen Colbert. As for his favorite guest moment? Beating Barack Obama at waste basketball. "I think both of us will carry that in our hearts in very different ways."

The Late Show With Stephen Colbert airs weeknights at 11:35/10:35c on CBS and Paramount+.

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The Bite for Outstanding Drama Series

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Audra McDonald stars in The Bite and The Good Fight.

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"Robert and Michelle [King]'s team wanted to find a way to give it some energy. So they insert zombies…you got your energy." —Audra McDonald discussing The Bite on The Talk

The Bite airs exclusively on Spectrum.

The Bite for Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series

Robert and Michelle King in the writers room

Husband-and-wife team Robert and Michelle King (The Good Fight) wrote, produced, and set their zombie drama The Bite during the pandemic.

Photo: Jeff Neumann/CBS Watch

The Bite, Scene 22
Rachel clicks over to her mom, DR. HESTER BOUTELLA (65). She pops onto Rachel's screen. Nobel Prize–winning immunologist. Imperious. Loves scarves. (A little of Dr. Birx in her.) Thinks her daughter should be doing more important work.

The Bite airs exclusively on Spectrum.

Your Honor for Outstanding Limited Series

Bryan Cranston

Emmy winner Bryan Cranston stars in Your Honor.

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"I don't want to do any show or play where the audience can fall asleep. I want them to feel obligated to stay with it at every moment and feel that anxiety level." —Bryan Cranston

Stream Your Honor on SHOWTIME.

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The Amazing Race and Tough As Nails for Outstanding Reality Competition

Phil Keoghan

Host with the most: Phil Keoghan runs The Amazing Race and Tough As Nails.

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"There's lots of shows out there that honor people that are really good at singing and dancing and are good looking, but I felt that there was a place for acknowledging those people who keep a country running. Real people in real life who are real tough." —Phil Keoghan on Tough As Nails to Deadline

Stream episodes of The Amazing Race and Tough As Nails on Paramount+.

The Comey Rule for Outstanding Limited Series

Jeff Daniels and Brendan Gleeson

Comey (Jeff Daniels) and Trump (Brendan Gleeson) face off.

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"Jim Comey was trying to do the right thing in a world that didn't care what the right thing was." — Jeff Daniels

"What I loved about it was the authenticity of actually knowing that these were words that were spoken." —Brendan Gleeson

Stream The Comey Rule on SHOWTIME.

The Equalizer for Outstanding Drama Series

Queen Latifah in a black leather jacket

All hail the Queen: Latifah stars in The Equalizer.

Photo credit: Sophy Holland/CBS.

"I've seen a lot of real-life equalizers in my life so why not bring one to the screen who looks like me?" —Queen Latifah

Watch The Equalizer on CBS and streaming on Paramount+.

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The Late Late Show With James Corden for Outstanding Variety Talk Series

James Corden

James Corden hosts The Late Late Show.

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"We want to be a place that gives people light relief in what's been an unimaginably difficult year." —James Corden

The Late Late Show With James Corden airs weeknights at 12:37/11:37c on CBS and Paramount+.

The Stand for Outstanding Limited Series

\u200bAlexander Skarsgard

Alexander Skarsgård as Randall Flagg in The Stand

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"I wanted to write about bravery. At some point, people do have to make a stand." —Stephen King to Vanity Fair

Stream The Stand on Paramount+.

Star Trek: Lower Decks for Outstanding Animation

Star Trek Lower Decks cast

Jack Quaid as Ensign Brad Boimler, Tawny Newsome as Ensign Beckett Mariner, Eugene Cordero as Ensign Rutherford, and Noël Wells as Ensign Tendi

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"I wanted to do something that when I looked back on it for the rest of my life, I would be really proud of what I did at that one moment. And what I'm really proud of accomplishing with that season is it's the balance of it's really good Star Trek, and it's a comedy that I really like." —Creator and showrunner Mike McMahan to IGN

Stream Star Trek: Lower Decks on Paramount+.

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Anthony Rapp as Lt. Commander Paul Stamets and Wilson Cruz as Dr. Hugh Culber of the Paramount+ series Star Trek: Discovery

Photo: James Dimmock/CBS.

By Nate Millado

If you can see it, you can be it. They're out and proud, and an inspiration simply by living their authentic selves every day! So in honor of Pride Month, Watch celebrates these talented individuals who continue to break new ground for the LGBTQ+ community on CBS, The CW, Showtime, and Paramount+.

Check out the May/June 2021 issue of Watch to read about even more LGBTQ+ TV trailblazers!

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