Favorites are hard to nail down, but:
The Unbearable Lightness of Being
The Heart is a Lonely Hunter, which has one of the best first lines
I've ever encountered: "In the town there were two mutes, and they
were always together."
Country/folk music because each song is a story.
Smooth boat jams (Bruce Hornsby, Gordon Lightfoot, Christopher
Cross, Jimmy Buffet, et al) when feeling wistful.
Lyle Lovett, especially when driving through the South.
Sam Cooke, The Drifters, Otis Redding, Etta James.
Steve Winwood, because he always reminds me to get back in the high
And, I don't think there is one food that I don't like.